Setting the Table for Hype Battle

There’s something special that happens when we show the ability to celebrate someone else; the relationship grows, the recipient has his or her confidence boosted and a healthy culture gets cultivated.  All three components are components leaders work to help create.

It’s important we begin to train our athletes and get them into the habit of celebrating others.  They need to develop the “eye of celebrations” that can see and quickly identify reasons to celebrate others.

Through this exercise, it’ll help produce a culture of celebration in a fun and unique way with your players.  Allow this to initiate the momentum of being a team filled with individuals who celebrate each other.

"“I never was a person who celebrated others, especially not publically. It wasn’t because I was afraid to, I just didn’t think about it. Going through the Hype Battle and seeing others celebrate each other, it got me thinking how could I celebrate my teammates better.”"
Junior Girls Varsity Basketball Player

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Hype Battle Example Video

See Hype Battle in action below to get a better understanding of how to teach the the Exercise.

Hype Battle Shareable Graphics

Share these in the locker room, coaches office or on social media.

Hype Battle 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.

Hype Battle Quiz Questions

Use these questions below to engage after you have taught the exercise.

  • What happens when we show the ability to celebrate someone else?
  • Who is worthy of being celebrated?
  • What 3 things does “Hype” create?