Rebecca Smith, MA

Rebecca's Congress Sessions

11:00am - 12:00pm
Coaching Through Mental Blocks: How Subtle Language Choices Can Make or Break Athlete Confidence
Saturday Athlete Health & Wellness
Presenter(s): Rebecca Smith, MA
Session Summary

Learn why athletes start freezing up, and what they need most when it happens. We’ll talk about the most effective way to reduce fear, common misconceptions, and why “quick fix” strategies actually make things worse. I’ll share the mistakes I made as a compulsory and optional coach so coaches can learn the power of their language and examples of what not to do. You’ll leave with a clear roadmap of the most effective way through a confidence dip, plus resources you can share with parents to reinforce confidence-building language at home.