Old school coaching is being excessively hard on your athletes, embarrassing and demeaning them, yelling at them and withholding positive feedback. The myth of old school coaching is that this kind of mistreatment makes athletes mentally tougher and prepares them to play at the highest level!
Old school coaching undermines an athlete’s self-confidence, distracts their focus from the flow of the action, sabotages mental toughness and creates repetitive performance problems!
Yelling at or being hard on your athletes is fine as long as it’s done in the context of a safe, trusting, respectful relationship. Good coaches teach through the relationship that they develop with their athletes.