Concordia University Nebraska Failure Recovery System Questions

  • Submit Assignment: Failure Recovery SystemYou have all heard it before…. That negative, sarcastic, self-sabotaging voice that can resonate in your head. No one knows where this voice (call it the “weak” voice) comes from, but all have all fallen prey as it creeps into one’s inner thoughts and destroys confidence. On the flip side, everyone also all has a positive voice (call this voice the “strong” voice). Unfortunately, the “weak” voice likes to get the last word in and is the one that most naturally fills one’s head with devastating chatter. The “weak” voice promotes self-doubt, lack of confidence, and pessimism. Because coaches cannot hear when the negative chatter is going on in an athlete’s head, it is imperative that a coach prepare and train athletes to be able to be their own best inner-coach by giving them strategies to empower their “strong” voice.The first step is for the athlete to realize when the “weak” voice is dominating the chatter. The next step is to destroy the “weak” voice and replace it with the “strong” positive voice.This is the point where strategies can be used to help athletes battle and replace that negative “weak” voice with a more positive “strong” inner voice.To prepare: From What Drives Winning (Ledbetter, 2015, pp.91–125), review the 4 coaching strategies that are meant to help athletes become more positive and confident, to give themselves a strong inner coach and deal with the negative chatter inside their heads (to replace the “weak” voice with the “strong” voice).
    1. Give your best friend advice
    2. Plan positive
    3. Replace negative
    4. Opportunity converter

    Submit:Part 1Write 2–3 paragraphs reflecting on the 4 strategies to develop a more positive and confident athlete described in your text (Ledbetter, 2015). Which strategy do you feel you would most likely use and why? When might you use that strategy and what results would you hope for?Part 2As described by Sue Enquist in the video (Filmproject, 2015), design a Failure Recovery System that could be incorporated into your coaching program.

    • First, define what failure means to you.
    • Describe in detail what the proper response would look like if the athletes and/or coaches in your program were to fail. What is their physical demeanor, what words should come out of their mouths, what non-verbal messages do you want them to send?
    • What is the “failure recovery system” that you want their behaviors to illustrate in practice and games on every occasion?
    • How will you develop an environment of trust and acceptance of failure?
    • Are there failures that would not fall into this recovery system? Explain.

    Format your Failure Recovery System as an entry in the “Beyond the X’s and O’s” handbook in preparation for the week 8 final assignment.Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.ReferencesFilmroom Project. (2015, October 4). Sue Enquist: Fear and failure [Video file]. Retrieved from, B. (2015). What drives winning. Green Dot Publishing.

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  • Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.~ Ephesians 4:29