How to Practice Team Sport Effectively
Practicing team sports is a great way to develop social skills and exercise. It also provides a chance for kids to acquire life skills and challenge themselves with difficult goals.
A good sport coach will be able to encourage, motivate and empower his or her players. They should also be able to guide, assess and improve their performance. This can be done through formal management structures or informal role modelling.
A strong and effective team needs to have a coach who has a clear vision and a sense of direction. They need to have a coach who can challenge them to perform their best. They should also have a coach who is committed to the team and the mission of the team.
Group norms provide a set of expectations, assumptions and values that members of a group adhere to. This gives them a sense of belonging and appropriate behavior. Those who violate the group norms are sanctioned. This may include verbal criticism, expulsion from the group, physical abuse or ostracism.
The values and assumptions reflected by group norms are a large part of what shapes youth athletes’ experiences with sport. This includes the value of process, individual effort, and collective value. The values and assumptions reflected by group norms influence the values and assumptions reflected by the participants’ decisions and actions during competition.
The success of a team can be determined by how effectively it practices the sport and how well it adheres to the group norms. A successful team is one that appreciates its own value and the value of each member of the team.