During my years of being involved in cheerleading I’ve learned athletes mess up for 3 main reasons:
- They don’t know what to do (The guy who didn’t know throwing a basket also meant catching it)
- They don’t know how to do it (The lifelong all star kid using a sign for the first time)
- They don’t know how to make their body do it (The kid who can talk a full, but not do one)
Figuring out which of these is contributing to a mistake is a useful step in fixing it. The 1st can often be fixed by giving instructions, the 3rd often needs drills, and the 2nd is usually a combination of instructions and drills.