I was talking to him afterward. He was a bit down so I told him his stroke was fine, it was only his turns that cost him and after he has those sorted he will hit his time no problem.
Some time later his coach asks to speak with me and reminds me that "We only give positive feedback, we don't mention any negatives".
She is a hardworking, generous club volunteer so I just nodded, smiled and kept my mouth shut.
Actually though I completely disagree with her. To me all feedback that is constructive is positive. By pointing out an area that can be improved I provide him a means of achieving his goals.
Also I'm his Dad. I'll be providing him feedback and guidance (hopefully) for another 40 years.
Am I out of line?