Setting Team Goals
It is important to set team goals at the beginning of the season. This will ensure that everyone on the team will work to achieve the same team objectives. Goals will help focus the team on a central target.
* Writing your goals down on paper make them real.
* Be specific - know exactly what you want to accomplish.
* Goals must be realistic. You must be able to see results in order to constantly work toward your goals.
* Long term – Goals for the season (i.e. To win 10 games this season.)
* Short term – Goals for a practice, goals for the first half of a game or goals for the entire game. (i.e. To shoot 37% or more for the game; To out rebound the opponent by five rebounds in the first half.)
* Deadlines will help you see your progress.
* A visual reminder will help you focus on working toward your goals.
* Post team goals in the locker room or in your office.
If you show confidence in your team, they will rise to the challenge. Praise not only makes a player feel good, but it also results in bringing their game to the next level.