Posts Tagged 'team building'

Olympic Coach David Marsh on Motivating Women Athletes

When David Marsh was the head coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams at Auburn, his women had just finished the first day of a three-day meet that would decide the national championship. They had never won a national title before, but they were in the lead and flying high.

Let’s really motivate them for the final two days, Marsh and his staff decided. So they had a mock banner designed for the team meeting that night proclaiming the Auburn ...

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Help 1st Year Players Integrate into Team Culture

When freshman and transfers enter your program, you want them to integrate into your team culture as quickly as possible.   To help make this transition smooth, here are three tips for coaches and five for athletes. These 8 ideas will build team chemistry.

Coaches to do list: 1) Welcome letter. After they sign their commitment letter or make the cut on your squad, send a letter welcoming them aboard.  Let the new player know how much you look forward to being ...

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8 Critical Factors for Road Game Success

1) Familiarize yourself with the environment. We want the players to be comfortable. All road environments are different. Every rim in a basketball arena is different. Every hockey surface is different. Time permitting, athletes should familiarize themselves with the new environment. The goal is to get to a comfort level that results in productive play.

2) Make routines as close as possible to what you do at home. If your team gets to the ball field an hour early at home, ...

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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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Meyer Leaves Impact on Ohio State Culture

Urban Meyer has quickly left his mark on the team culture of Ohio State football. Almost everyone observing an Ohio State practice this spring has remarked about the intensity of the workouts. Every play, every drill — even calisthenics — is a win-lose proposition. Meyer has rewarded sprint winners with ice-cold Gatorade while the losers drink from an old garden hose. Scrimmage winners get good food on nice tablecloths while the losers eat cold-meat sandwiches off by themselves.

Meyer’s approach to ...

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