Get rid of the fear and most of the time an athlete will achieve great things. Athletes must learn to just go for it sometime. Create an atmosphere where belief surrounds the athlete and you will see a difference in their confidence. Naturally, humans want to know that others believe in them. Believe in your teammates and those around you and focus on actions without fears. Fears will only hold you back. Before you know it, this will become a part of you and no one will need to tell you to believe in yourself.