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For Coaches: How do you bring Joy (and fun) onto your team?

How do you bring Joy (and fun) onto your team?

Try a joke of the day.

Let the athletes choose the drills.

Participate with your team in practice.

Be enthusiastic and encouraging in your own attitude.

Ask the athletes to share what they are grateful for.

Play a different sport to begin/end practice.


Athletes experience Joy on their teams when they feel cared for by their coach. How do you show your athletes you care about them?

Call athletes by name.

Ask athletes how their life (school/friendships) is going.

High-five and provide encouragement to each athlete in each practice/game.


Athletes experience Joy when there is a trusting atmosphere on a team.

How do you communicate with your team?

Have a team conversation at the beginning and/or end practice. Ask the players how they feel the practice went.

Listen to athletes input.

Use the sandwich approach to provide constructive feedback by beginning and closing with a positive statement.

Praise your team when they display sportsmanship.


Make a commitment on how you will:

Bring joy onto your team.

Show your athletes you care about them as people.

Communicate effectively with your team.
 

Coaches for an example of how to make an ordinary procedure FUN, check out this Southwest Steward. We guarantee you will LOVE it.

Article from https://www.playlikeachampion.org/

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