Posts Tagged 'Team Motivation'

Prepare Your Team to Face Inferior Competition

High school basketball coaching legend William Warren described how he got his team ready to face an an overmatched opponent.  It’s easy to fall into complacency and just ‘go through the motions.’

When you are playing a team who is clearly weaker, there are several motivational tactics to pursue. The message you want to convey to the starters is that, “Yes, we overmatch this opponent. The question is whether you will be on the court or field doing the winning or ...

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3 Creative Ways to Increase Motivation

Special recognition doesn’t have to happen only at the end of the season team awards banquet. In fact, some of the best opportunities to build morale through recognition will come when you “catch players doing something right” on the practice field, in the classroom or in the local community. Here are 3 creative ideas to increase motivation.

1) Create freedom cards that you give out to superior practice performers. These cards are a great way of saying, “Thanks for great work, ...

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Keep Motivation High During a Losing Season

When you are part of turning around a program or having one of those inevitable down years, sustaining motivation and a positive attitude can be a challenge. Former three time Super Bowl Champion coach Bill Walsh offered these 10 reminders to keep yourself focused and team motivation high during a losing or sub par year.

1) Concentrate on what will produce results rather than on the results themselves: the process rather than the prize of winning.

2) Exhibit an inner toughness emanating ...

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4 Fast Team Morale Boosters

You want to keep spirits up when the pressure to win can to be overwhelming.  Here are 4 strategies to keep the team loose and build morale.

1) Have a team movie night or funny television show break at lunch.  If most of your team members eat lunch together, you can show old re-runs of comedy shows.  Also, consider having a team movie night even during the off-season to build team unity.

2) Set up a “Humor Corner” in the locker room.  ...

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