I am an assistant coach of a team of 7-9 year olds. One of my players, when I offer even the smallest correction or advice, and regardless of if it being preceeded and followed up by positive reinforcement of the things they are doing well, it is taken negatively and the player responds:
"I know how to do it" or "I don't need help"
I can see the frustration build throughout practice and the head coach and I have talked about how we might help. Neither of us has any experience either with this type of player or age group (other than being parents of this age group)
How can we help those who actively refuse help?