The MYTH that my child performs better in games than they do in practice is exactly why your child should be spending more time on the bench. No coach or manager should be making a decision about game day’s starting lineup based on “they play better in games” when compared to their performance on the training grounds.
One of the most honest statements spoken by a parent recently was, “I have difficulty watching these training sessions because they seem to want to kill each other.” The training grounds should not be a comfortable place for onlookers to gather and talk about their shopping adventures or the latest gadgets in their possession. The training field is the war zone that determines which player has the heart and the will to step on the field come game day.
If they cannot turn on the switch that says, “Game On” while just as easily turning it off after having whopped their opponent asses, casually saying to the losing “FRIEND”, by the way let your mom know we will be over for dinner as planned, then they are NOT ready to be on the game field. Trainers and or coaches expecting that somehow magically the player will transform their mediocre training attitude to the high performance of the game is akin to teaching a child to drive in a school zone and expecting them to pass their examination on the highway.
Thanks to those parents that recognize that training is serious and not always easy to watch, while games are easier to watch because their player is now doing what they love and doing it at the top level of performance. @Anthony2018mdh30Vibes