Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Teammate Scale

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Today's blog is a picture of a scale we are using this year to help our players define where they are and where they want to be as teammates.  Our hope is that they strive to move to the left and that they hold each other accountable for behaviors that are found on the right.  We hope that it becomes both a useful tool for us and an important part of our culture.

It is also a very important tool for us as coaches.  It allows us to monitor behavior that is hurtful either to an individual or the team culture and put labels on it to talk about it with the players involved.

If you are a player in a high school or college program, here is an outline of what you need to do to move to the left.  If you are a coach, here is an outline of the character and actions to applaud when you see them and also the things to nip in the bud when you hear or see them.  I hope it helps everyone on their path to becoming a leader.

1 comment:

  1. Great Idea. Puts the responsibility on the athletes to figure out their role.


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