6 Proven Approaches For Teaching Teamwork
For those coaches who coach a team, you’ll understand teamwork is paramount to success, whether that be winning or just having fun. However, whilst team sports are touted as amazing avenues for people to learn teamwork skills, teamwork doesn’t just happen on its own accord. That is why the degree of teamwork within a team varies greatly from one team to the next.
A successful team has been characterised as; sharing leadership and responsibility, being accountable to the group, and sharing common goals. As you can imagine, just throwing the same guernsey on a group of players will not simply produce these team characteristics. That is where the role of the coach plays its part.
Coaches and leaders within the team are responsible for developing teamwork. But as a coach, how do you teach teamwork and build these shared principles within your team? Simply encouraging your players to play as a team just doesn’t work. Just like teaching skills or game plays, if you aren’t practicing teamwork at and away from practice, then you can’t expect your team to work as a team during games. Thankfully teamwork can be taught through some easier than expected avenues.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”Henry Ford
Below is a link to an article that discusses 6 proven approaches that teach the underlying philosophies of teamwork. If you can repeatedly use these techniques with your team, you will see your teamwork improve, and your results along with it.
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