Only $2.99/month

Terms in this set (26)

Identify team goals. An abundance of empirical evidence shows that goal setting is effective in helping teams accomplish objectives. Coaches should elicit athlete input in identifying and then developing team goals, as this enhances commitment toward achieving these goals (Weinberg, 2010a). I

Individual team members identify potential team values. Ask athletes to define the term values and to list their team values. Athletes then discuss why they feel each value is important for the team. Coaches should present last; this allows athletes to share their true values for the team without being influenced by the coaches' values.

Team discussion of how values support team goals. The team as a whole then discusses these values and tallies the number of times each value is mentioned. Values that are seen as similar might be combined in a single value. For example, accountability and responsibility may be combined into one value.

Gain consensus on top five to seven team values. Through continued discussions, highlight the importance of different values and, via consensus, choose the five to seven most important values. Differences in opinion should be considered objectively so that all explanations for the importance of each value are aired.

Prioritize team values. Each athlete then assigns points to each of the values so that the points for each individual add up to 100. Values that receive only a few points are dropped from the list, and the remaining values are considered core values. The team should discuss how to use these values to help guide behavior. As a final step, the coach should ask each athlete for a verbal commitment to these values; this public commitment to the team values increases the level of commitment. These core values can be posted in the locker room as a reminder.