🏆 8 Ways to Create Great Teammates
Great Teams WIN with Great Teammates! And coaches have a massive role in the development of great teammates.
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🏆 Great Teams WIN with Great Teammates!
Coaches have a massive role in the development of great teammates.
What are the coach’s expectations and standards for the teammates on a team? How do coaches model what being a good teammate is all about? How do you celebrate great teammates? And do much more.
Here are 8 Ways Coaches Can Help Develop Great Teammates.
1. Team Culture Sets the Tone
Great teammates are built through a Focused Team Culture. They are cultivated through a culture that creates and rewards great teammates.
This is the #1 job of the coach. Create a relationship-centered culture where all players are respected.
Great teammates thrive in a relationship-centered culture.
2. Roles are Defined
An honest discussion about player roles and responsibilities is needed to have great teammates.
The coach MUST be Honest with ALL players.
This creates trust and allows players to become great teammates.
3. Accountability for ALL
ALL Players must be held accountable within the framework of the Team.
Ideally, the team leaders can do this within. But if not, the coach must follow through.
It is about showing respect for all team members. This helps develop great teammates.
4. Team Leaders are Known
Who are your team leaders?
It needs to be known by all. These leaders need to step up when needed.
Leaders need to be Connectors of ALL. They need to Cheer for ALL.
They need to Confront and Challenge when needed. This will create an atmosphere where great teammates thrive as well.
Effective Team LEADERS ->
- Are always one of the hardest workers
- Challenge and confront when needed
- Try to connect with ALL teammates
- Cheer for the success of others
- Encourage and support
- Are energy givers
- Lead by example
Choose to LEAD.
— Greg Berge (@gb1121)
Jul 9, 2023
5. We > Me Mindset
Great teams have teammates who get the big picture.
They have a WE > ME mindset.
The coach needs to develop this in the team culture. It allows great teammates to develop and flourish.
6. Positive Energy
Energy is contagious.
It is much easier to be a great teammate when the culture is one of positive energy.
Create a culture where being a great teammate is fostered. Fostered with Positive Energy!
7. Handle Adversity Together
There will be bumps in the road. Great teams go through these times together. They support each other. They have each other’s back.
The coach is critical in how the team handles adversity or failure. They must lead by example.
This builds a culture of togetherness, one where great teammates can flourish.
8. Collective Leadership is Present
Finally, although individual team leaders are known, collective leadership is KEY.
There are MANY ways to Lead: Game leader, practice leader, locker room leader, and more.
LEADERSHIP should never fall on ONE Captain.
Promote Collective Leadership.
Here are the 5 TYPES of Leaders that ALL Teams Need.
— Greg Berge (@gb1121)
May 28, 2023
Coaches need to celebrate these leaders.
ALL players can LEAD. It all starts with leading yourself first.
When you have collective leadership, you will have great teammates.
Coaches have a huge role in developing teammates on their teams. They must set standards and expectations and model what being a good teammate is all about.
Never have a mindset that you “get what you get.” Develop your teammates and develop your leaders. It is a critical part of being a coach.
Creating great teammates makes the season much more enjoyable for all involved, regardless of the wins or losses.
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