I read this article from a sport psychology resource that I have followed for years. Check it out:
Does your young athlete have trouble coping with mistakes? Do your athletes check out during games because they can't let go of mistakes? In fact, 35% of sports parents we surveyed said that their young athletes struggle with letting go of mistakes.
In other words, if your kids can't let go of mistakes, this can spiral into real "mental game" challenges in sports. When this spiral begins, young athletes become frustrated, lose confidence, and get angry or give up altogether.
Some parents have described this syndrome as "checking out." Their kids stop caring because they are in the grips of frustration and anger. We admit that this sounds harsh, but this is the reality. In fact, some kids, like the one mentioned below, are even threatened with getting kicked off their teams!
In order to be successful, your young athletes need to learn how to let go of mistakes and remain composed. If they can't stay composed, they risk not playing up to their potential. Then one mistake snowballs into more mistakes, which snowballs into the fear of more missed goals, missed putts, turnovers, lost rebounds....and more bad performances.
This is what it looks like: A young basketball player begins a game with high hopes. But after a few missed shots, he stops shooting. He's afraid of missing more shots. He stops taking risks and plays very tentatively. He's not very effective, and starts to feel frustrated--even angry.
Check out this Link: http://www.kidssportspsychology.com/public/department66.cfm