The Green Team serves as the framework for your team’s leadership and character performance. When a team successfully builds their Green Team you will see a group of players actively moving the team forward and creating a culture that produces winning.
The Green Team also serves as the 1st level of accountability (2nd being Lifeguards and 3rd being “The 6” exercise) getting everyone working towards building the Green Team.
- Players will have a clear vision of what a special team should look like
- The players will be provided with unique language to help guide their leadership & character performance
- The players will understand the mission of removing Red, sway Gray, and building Green
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Player Growth Areas
An individual who actively demonstrates the traits of selflessness, enthusiasm, hardworking, humility, and positivity
An individual demonstrating traits of selfishness, laziness, arrogance, frequent complaining and low levels of enthusiasm, creating challenges for the team and teammate
An individual who is lukewarm with varying levels of inconsistency that is performing at a moderate level in areas of leadership and character
Exercise Reminder Card
To emphasize and reinforce the lessons learned in this exercise with your players, download and share this graphic with them 24 hours after completing the exercise.
Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.
- On average, teams start with what percentage in the Green?
- If you are a floater, where do you go?
- Gray is safe but nothing _______________.
Coaches, use the below question, reflection, and action to engage parents, guardians, and other family members in the lessons learned in this exercise.
Suggestions on how to use: Email to parents the day you have taught this lesson, add it to the materials you send home, or text it to text message threads with your players.
- Question: What does it mean to be Green?
- Reflection: What do you imagine your experience would be like if this year’s team was able to become Green?
- Action: Share how you plan to show up Green on a consistent basis this season.
Coach, take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your players.