Being a team is about much more than just shooting a few goals. To achieve perfection on the field, you’ll need to work hard to strengthen and maintain relationships off the field as well. After all, a team who plays together, stays together. If you’re looking for fun and engaging ways of encouraging team bonding, look no further. This list is all you need to build the perfect team:
- Community service
Few things leave a person feeling more content than chipping in, helping out and getting things done. If you want to teach the players to work hard, get along and have fun, community service is a great way to do so. There are lots of different things you can do to make a difference in your local area. From picking up litter in the local park to giving under 5's their first taste of life on the field, there are plenty of things to choose from. Ask the team to submit ideas and give them the chance to vote on which activity they do.
- Forest Fun
The great outdoors is the perfect place to get to know each other better. Being out in nature can have a positive effect on your attitude and helps you unwind and sleep better at night. From a weekend camping and hiking in the mountains, to an afternoon of extreme den building in your local woods, there are plenty of different options for outdoor activities. What could be better than cooking dinner on a barbecue, toasting marshmallows around a campfire, and climbing trees?
- Helping Each Other
The best bonding activities don’t require big budgets, hours of planning, or a laminated itinerary. In fact, sometimes the best teamwork building activities come from the heart. Look out for and seize opportunities to help each other out as a team. Is there anything that could be done to make life easier for anyone on the team? If so, take the opportunity to work together and achieve this. The team could pull together to help repair storm damage at a team member’s home or work together to organize a welcome home party for a player recently discharged from the hospital. Although you can’t plan these things far in advance, it helps to be aware of what’s going on in the team to see how you can all help.
How do you make sure your team respects, cares for and supports each other?