A team is only as strong as it’s weakest link and that link will be exposed by a smart opponent.
So the value and importance of ensuring your team mates are performing as well as can be, will be clear in your games.
So how do you improve your team mates confidence quicky?
Here are three things you can do right now…
- We all make mistakes. Some of us have learned to let mistakes go and move on quickly but some lesser team mates often blame themselves and feel guilty. When a team mate makes a mistake, the last thing they want is criticism from someone they look up to so show encouragement and support
- Be a listening ear. Offer to sit with a lesser team mate and offer to listen to their ideas, concerns and examples of what they feel that can do differently or improve on. The power of actively listening will be acknowledged by your team mate and a stronger bond and understanding will be formed
- Work smarter in training and set the example. We all know training sessions can be boring but when you understand training is a way to prepare your body and mind for game time, the perception of training becomes a positive one. When a lesser team mates sees you working smart, they will adjust and respect what you are accomplishing through smart work.