fail to achieve their objectives because they lack an AWARENESS of or the

Fail to achieve their objectives because they lack an

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fail to achieve their objectives because they lack an AWARENESSof, or the abilityto develop, team culture than because they lack good [ DIRECTION ] or knowledge of the gameBuilding team CULTUREdoes not mean that every MEMBERof the team must conform rigidly to thedictates of the coach; it is a team procEss and thus must involve the team; dictating every STANDARDofappropriate behavior is not [ LEADING ] the development of your team CULTURE; it is imposing yourpower on the team and is more likely to have an ADVERSEeffect on the team; a positive culture musthave room for individualism and the SHARINGof responsibilityComponents of Team Culture[ TEAM TRADITION ] – coaches want to build a winning tradition and replace a losing one,but other traditions are also important to develop – such as a team that never quits, an attitudeof fair play, a smart team, etc.[ BASIC OPERATING PROCEDURES ] -- these procedures concern how athletes areselected, rewarded, trained, practiced, and prepared for competition; the procedures deal withhow equipment and facilities are managed, assistants employed, and public relations handled;they are all the systems you put into place to accomplish the many things that need to be doneto manage the team[ MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION ] – Who is privy to what information? How does certaininformation get passed on to assistant coaches and to the athletes? How if information directedto you? How is information managed during competitions, when traveling, and during the off-season? The answers to these questions determine how information is managed[ NATURAL OF THE SPORT ] – individual sports commonly have a different team culturefrom team sports because team sports require precise coordination of efforts under strict timeconstraints; combative sports tend to have different team cultures from non-contact sports, andsingle-sex sports different from mixed-sex sports; the team culture, of course, needs to be suitedto the type of sport you teach[ POWER, INFLUENCE, AND STRUCTURE WITHIN THE TEAM ] – Do you retain most of thepower, or do you share it with assistants and athletes? Are your team members encouraged tohelp each other, or do you and your assistants provide all the instruction? Do you have a strongpecking order in the team based on athletes’ skills? The answers to these questions reveal howyour team culture functions AL349 _ Principles of Coaching Page 7 Chapter 3
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