TEAM BONDING EVENTS
Team bonding events mean the team comes together to break down any walls or barriers that might exist and get everyone feeling like they have something to contribute to the team. It is a chance to welcome new athletes to the team and build communication. Hosting one of these events very early in the season can help set the tone for the rest of the year. Some teams have worked with professional leadership or team building organizations on a pro bona or nominal fee basis. Past captain parents and coaches could be a good source for additional information on what has worked or been successful in the past.
Spontaneous or planned team bonding activities or team parties can occur throughout the season such as: scavenger hunts, movie nights, cooking parties, attending professional sporting events, etc… These further serve as helping to bond the team as a whole.