Posted On: 06/16/20 9:17 PM

As we approach the beginning of high school season and subsequent club season, it is time to think about the many aspects of building team chemistry right off the bat. How do we give our athletes the best opportunity to come together and bond as a team? Here are a few questions to ponder as gyms begin to reopen, and coaches are starting to piece together their teams.

What players bring positive energy and good vibes to my team and program?

Recruiting players who have a good attitude and passion for the game should be forefront in the minds of all coaches, especially when building a college team. With players coming from different backgrounds, locations, and expectations, it is important to construct a team that has a common thread of positivity and pension for teamwork. As a coach, I will always choose the girl who has a solid work ethic and desire to improve who encourages her teammates over an athlete who chooses to remain complacent and brings her team down.

How can I facilitate opportunities for team building on and off the court?

Bonding as a team can be the make-or-break component

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