Do you get together with you [tag]basketball[/tag] [tag]team[/tag] AWAY from the court?
I never used to.
I liked to keep my coach-player relationship
Two years ago I completely changed.
I had finally built up enough [tag]practice[/tag] plans
that I wasn’t killing myself each week trying
to figure out what I was going to do in practice.
Without having to spend hours planning practices,
I had freed up time to take my Freshman team
on a hike on Saturday morning.
Just me and the guys, no parents, no balls, no basketball.
It was 2 hours well spent.
I got to know the players AWAY from basketball, and
they got to know me a little better too.
That hike completely changed my approach to
The next day at practice was amazing.
No bad attitudes during [tag]conditioning[/tag].[tag]Teamwork[/tag] on the court.
They were more focused on basketball than ever.
I was amazed. My 2 hour investment in time
(doing something that was *fun* anyway) made
a huge impact on these guys.
Teambuilding is never easy. I certainly hate teambuilding
activities at work- yuck!
But going for a hike IS EASY. Don’t force anything,
and you’ll be amazed at the result.
If your team needs to learn to work together,
try getting your team in a completely different setting.
Talk to you soon,