As coaches we sometime get caught up trying to get BIG improvement out of our athletes and out of our teams. And that is OK, and expected…but, don’t forget that there is also strength in numbers.
- If everyone on your squad got just a little stronger
- If everyone on your squad improved even a little on their ball handling skills
- If everyone on your squad became just a little better at tackling
- If everyone on your squad got just a little faster
- If everyone on your squad became just a little better at bunting
- If everyone on your squad improved his or her free throw percentage just a little
- If everyone on your squad became just a little bit better technicians
- If everyone on your squad improved his or her mental toughness even a little
- If everyone on your squad reported to camp just a little better conditioned than last year
- If everyone on your squad improved their batting average even slightly
You get the idea.
If everyone improves, even just slightly, it adds up to big team improvements… In strength, ball handling, tackling, speed, bunting, free throw percentage, technique, mental toughness, conditioning, or batting average.
Which leads to better team performance.
The key, of course, and the trick is, the “everyone” part of the equation. Great teams have it figured out… Every team member has bought in and understands that their teammates are counting on them to improve, even if it is just a little…. the old “weakest link” adage.
As we are heading into our Fall seasons, what can you, your staff, and your team leaders do to insure that everyone on the squad feels the need to improve… even just a little?
You Can Do More (even just a little)… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org