Coaches ride fine line between anger and motivation in speeches

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Published on 20 Aug 2019, 21:30
Halftime speeches came under fire with how they talk to athletes during halftime speeches. A survey found that 304 speeches by 23 coaches showed that higher amounts of emotions and anger displayed in the talks, the better some athletes performs. However, some parents disagree saying it’s ‘emotional abuse’ and that coaches need to be more supportive and less critical. Over at the IAAF Diamond League in England, it was a close photo finish at the men’s 100m sprint as Jamaica's Yohan Blake edged home favorite Adam Gemili to win the final. Both runners clocked 10.07 seconds but the former World Champion was declared the winner. RT America’s Regina Ham joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss.


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