As the players gain in knowledge, they should also be gaining in confidence. If not something is wrong. And we should look there instead of denial. To be fair to the trainers, not all is in their control. But this is. Observe carefully. Many trainers that have had their fighting spirit knocked out of them, pass on their negativity to the players. Read this.
Do you see that? Will you reflect on this and the article above or will you just quickly skim through what I just said? Actually you have shown alot of courage already if you can even read this message without panic.