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7 Motivating Ideas To Give Your Team A Winning Edge

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© August, 2001

by John Shea
Head Coach, Everett Huskies Youth Football, Everett, Mass.

MOTIVATING A TEAM is one of the most important skills a coach can possess. Iím not talking about pre-game speeches, but consistent year-round motivation. Motivation for the off-season conditioning program and motivation for day-to-day practices are what drives a team to victory.

Here are 7 creative strategies you can use to motivate your team.
Mission Meeting: During the early part of camp, get all your players together and decide what the missions (main goals) for the upcoming season will be. Decide what it will take to accomplish these missions, such as practice attendance, curfews, classroom and field behavior, etc.

Print these on a poster board and have all your players sign it. Make regular size copies and have all players ta ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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