School sports are an essential part to many students’ high school experience. If you find your students are having difficulty working together as a team, there are some ways to boost teamwork.
Follow these easy steps to bring your team closer together!
Perform a class fundraiser
Working together toward a common goal is essential both on and off the field. By rounding up your team to perform a class fundraiser for charity or apparel, you’re instilling a good work ethic and getting your team out of their comfort zone. While promoting teamwork on the field is essential, finding ways to do so off the field will also promote bonding between teammates.
Get custom apparel
Teams are all about engaging in a sense of unity. Uniforms are great on the field, but your team may want to represent their pride off the field too. You can do this through team apparel. Buying custom team apparel for your group is vital for making each member feel like they’re a part of something special. There are all kinds of different apparel for school clubs, and sports teams are no exception. Whether you want custom school shirts or prefer a simple hat, school sports apparel will make your team feel like they’re a part of something bigger. Nearly 90% of principals believe school spirit leads to higher student achievement.
Open the line for communication
Your team will do better if your students work to express themselves in healthy ways.
Bonding groups built around enhancing communication is pivotal in helping your team grow. While not everyone on the team will get along, encouraging understanding and respect between players is more than necessary, it’s essential. Don’t get mad when your players take a minute to socialize. Without these strong bonds, your team is destined to fail. Large group bonding activities and smaller group chats will help establish relationships between players and lead to a more unified team.
Keep it positive
You want your team to succeed, but you constantly find yourself ordering them to do better. Children (and adults) react best when the heavy advice is sprinkled in with some positive reinforcement. Encouraging your team is the first step to making your sport an enjoyable experience, especially for new players. When your team is happy, their playing will usually benefit as a result.
Try out these tips if you find your team underperforming this fall.