A fear that many of us have is the fear of being judged by others. This is one of the MOST common fears of girls and teenagers.
WE ALL WANT TO BE LIKED.
This becomes a huge problem when players are so afraid of how other people perceive them. Teammates, coaches, parents.
I specifically remember in club soccer, I had some friends come watch me play a game. I was terrified of making a fool of myself or making a mistake. I didn't want to try too hard and fail.
What's the first thing you do when you make a mistake?
I'm guessing you might look at the sidelines at your coaches, parents, or teammates, anticipating to be yelled at. You will never reach your full potential if you play this way. Value the opinions of the people who love you.
Realize that most people are way more concerned about themselves than judging you. You are way harder on yourself than anybody else.
The key to playing more confidently, having more fun, and...