Dealing with Athletic Failure
Dealing with a sports loss for the first time isn’t easy for a child. Maybe they’ve never failed before or were really passionate about the competition. Losing isn’t the end of the world and can inspire them to work hard to get better. Gold Medal Gyms has some tips on helping your child deal with a sports-related loss.
Don’t Blame Or Get Angry with Your Child
Always remember that it’s just a game, so there’s no reason to get angry or blame your child. Some things just happen and it’s important to be there for your child after the competition is over. Remember, they’re still learning, and failure is just a step towards improvement.
Point Out the Positives
Even if your child loses, always point out the positives in the situation. If you noticed that they did things right or correctly, tell them! While they may be disappointed in the results of the game, hearing some things they did will are likely to brighten their mood and show them that they can continue to get better.
Ask Them How They Can Improve
If your child lost a game or competition, they may have room for improvement. Discuss with them how they plan to get better and what they should work on to better themselves. By motivating them to get better, you show your child that you believe in them and are invested in their improvement.
Stick with a Post-Game Routine
When they start playing sports, start a post-game routine that doesn’t change whether they win or lose. This shows your child that no matter what happens during the game, it doesn’t impact their life or well-being afterward. This can be as simple as taking a relaxing bath or grabbing a meal at their favorite restaurant.
Consider Gold Medal Gyms Exceptional Coaching Staff
At Gold Medal Gyms, we are proud of our coaching staff. With 20+ years of experience, they are all highly qualified and up to date on recent developments in the gymnastics world. If you’re looking for a great gym with exceptional staff and exciting classes, visit us at Gold Medal Gyms.