When discussing the characteristics of a great basketball team, one of the most important things to a team’s success is chemistry. To have cohesion amongst team members, building relationships within the team is key. A team can be really talented but fail if team members and coaches aren’t all on the same page.
Activities Off the Court
Engaging in activities off the basketball court is one of the best ways to build deeper connections amongst teammates and coaches. During practices and games, you are often too focused on basketball to really get to know each other.Whether you have dinner together or go to the arcade, building chemistry off the court will translate on the court. By doing so you’re able to get to know who everybody truly is as individuals.
Discussing Game Situations Together
Communication is key. Whether it’s in practice or off the court, going over real game situations and how to approach them is key for building team chemistry. You can discuss specific plays or scenarios and how you might react. For instance, if you notice on a certain drive action that help-defenders come and leave a player on your team wide open, you may discuss and go over this together. That way, when it comes time to react in a real game situation, you and your teammates will know exactly what to do.
Setting Team Goals
Goal-setting as a team is key to building team chemistry. By focusing on team goals over individual goals, members of your team will take pride in team accomplishments as opposed to individual ones. Working together to build towards the goals that you set as a team will also help to improve team chemistry in the process. An example of a goal that you might set together as a basketball team is to talk more on defence.
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