High Performance Teams – One Team One Goal
Trust and teamwork are essential for all successful sports teams, yet sport adds a layer of competition not seen in other types of teams. Competition can bring out the best (or the worst) in teammates.
Adding fun team building activities into your season helps team members develop trusting relationships, improve communication and problem solving skills. These activities instill respect for each other both on and off the rink or field.
Teamwork Mindset + Teamwork Skills = Teamwork Edge
Sports Team Building – Build a Championship Team Culture
A team building activity at the start of the team’s season helps build a critical foundation. It will give coaches a better understanding of player strengths and the overall team dynamic.
This information is valuable in coaching and planning for the season.
Sport team-building is considered fundamental by experienced coaches.
A team-building day at the ropes course will help sports teams:
- Trust & respect one another
- Challenge each other to the highest standards
- Commit to doing their best
- Hold each other accountable
- Focus on the team’s goals
Team Experiences Improve Team Performance.
A research study examined the outcomes of a ropes course team-building day for a youth sports team. Athletes and coaches from a competitive female U14 Ringette team participated in a one-day challenge ropes course retreat. The feedback was obtained via questionnaires and interviews.
Results identified task cohesion significantly increased following the team experience.
“There’s a lot more trust on the team because you really had to trust the person that you’re with and they had to trust you back, especially during the high ropes.”
“Teamwork and interacting with each other have improved on the team, we learned that you have to help each other because you’d never be able to accomplish anything alone.”
“I think the ropes course had a really good impact on the way we play. We got to know each other better, communication improved, and now we’ve moved on and are way better than we were before.”
“We are congratulating each other more and when a goal is scored on us we go tap [the goal tender’s] pads and say, “shake it off.” I have found it’s made a big difference.
The ropes course taught us we can rely on each other because we know we are not going to let each other down; we were by each others side during the ropes courses and it definitely had a huge impact on how we are today.”
“I liked the low ropes because you had to build on your team strengths by figuring out the best way to complete the activity. You had to be patient and not get frustrated cause not everyone has the same strengths as you.”
If you want your team to bond and learn essential teamwork skills, we can help!
“The experience built trust among our team and revealed the character strength of each player. The team learned how to communicate, solve problems and be great leaders.”
~ Maple Leaf Athletic Club
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