Review: Learning from failure
- Acknowledge the visible error.
- Reveal the thinking that preceded the error.
- Come up with a solution for next time: players identify some things they could do differently next time, to give them a better chance of success.
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- Acknowledge the visible error, owning that, ‘I got caught on the boundary, trying to hit a six’.
- Reveal her thinking, for example, ‘In reflecting on it afterwards, what I realised was the pressure I felt of needing to score runs, and I thought if I could hit a six, it would ease the pressure. I premeditated to hit the next ball for a six’. She might even take responsibility by saying, ‘I’m sorry, I realise this error put further pressure on the rest of the batters’.
- Come up with a solution (which she might or might not have discussed with a peer or the coach) such as, ‘If I was in that situation again, the things I could do differently might be to talk it through with the other batters and get her input, and if it was still the right option, I’d wait for the right ball to hit, not just try and hit the very next ball’.
Your taskSince failure can promote growth, and good questions by coaches are often better than statements, it’s beneficial to have a range of questions you can ask when trying to elicit self-reflection from players.In the comments, share examples of questions that can be used to enable players to focus on what they can learn from failure rather than focusing on the failure itself.In addition, comment on why that question is useful and what your intention is in asking it.
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