Team building with youth is important because it helps build great character and understanding that teams are important for great plays and growth opportunities that lead to trophies, and certificates, lifelong accomplishments and a networking system that can take you far past your youth years. Even college and after. Think for a moment, how many well-known sports athletes started young, carried those skills to current and effectively use those team-building skills? Do you believe teaching younger athletes sports team building activities for teenagers is a better method than waiting for a more mature age? Let’s dive in on five great activities.
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What typically is thought of regarding sports team building activities for teenagers?
This helps build directional skills, problem-solving skills, and networking skills. This promotes physical activity, maintains health, while allowing for fun and ultimately bringing the team together as a whole, even the coach and team parents of participants.
2.Have a Car Wash
Organize a car wash fundraiser. This instills money is a great tool when used correctly. This can go toward a community cause, a charity the team picks together out of 3-5 more commonly known ones, travel expense for the team from game spot to game spot. It can also help with the purchase of fresh uniforms and equipment while helping the school save money that can most likely be used elsewhere. This too is physical, involves financial responsibility early for those bigger opportunities to come with a dream or sports-related college offers. This helps build team leaders, creates a nature of community service for a good cause along with networking skills.
3.Hiking or Rafting
Safety for both, of course, sunscreen (plant-based, usually helps avoid allergies) and water or fluids to stay hydrated. Hiking helps maintain a good tone for the athlete’s body as does rafting. Endurance, strength, cardio, and balance are gained through these activities, along with a good break from today’s tech-filled planet. This is a healthy option to bring teams close and while experiencing nature. A must for the worse than bad hair days, allowing tech breaks, less worry involving apps and the newest gadgets. This hones in focus and clarity and can maintain balance.
4.Skill Based Games
Big Jenga with team questions or plays written on the blocks. More trivia-based, horseshoes, scrabble, cornhole, or simple rotation periodically with a points system or incentives. This creates a circuit and allows for options. The team will only have a better understanding of skills they are good at, the knowledge of potential improvement. Promotes activeness, problem-solving, attentiveness, and engagement. You have got to be part of the team but also understand you have to build your strengths individually. You can’t go wrong. Even the coach may find a team strength to build or start building on where lack of may be seen.
5.Ball Game, Movie, Gym Setting
If the team is younger boys, ball games are a great way to see others like them and score new techniques for the same sport. This is great for younger girls but not always the most recommended, involving something like Mani/ Pedi… and/ or a meet and greet with the teams’ athletes. This will allow for more personal growth and training. The Mani/ Pedi option allows for femininity. What important questions does the team need answering by pros? This builds character and interviewing skills. Focus on things that will maintain healthily and teach skills that can be used regardless of the path chosen individually. They will thank you unknowingly for knowledge obtained and later probably look back being grateful for that. Check out the resource below. Have fun!