Players spiraling after making errors is a common issue. Are we actually intentially training them on how to avoid that, though?
Do you think being "clutch" is just innate to certain athletes? If so, think again. You can help them learn to perform when it matters most.
Coaches give a lot of thought to player motivation, but they likely don't give nearly enough to avoiding demotivation.
Do Hard Things by Steve Magness attacks out-dated conceptions and provides a guide to how we can develop true mental toughness.
If players are at such a level of fatigue that they are simply going through the motions, there is no training value.
There's a big body of research indicating that old school methods to develop mental toughness don't work. So what does?
Here's a quote describing exactly what elite performers are able to do when the internal and/or external pressure is on.
Understanding how fatigue impacts on learning can help coaches create better, more effective practices, leading to greater development.