Learning about your teammates needs to be a continual and ongoing pursuit between teammates. Relationships are formed and strengthened when we get to know our teammates better.
- Your players will be given an opportunity to share their S.T.O.R.Y. allowing others to learn more about them
- Players will get a chance to learn fun details about each of their teammates
- Players will have an opportunity to learn something about a teammate with the hope and intention to use it to make their relationship stronger
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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.
- We must connect with others in order to build a ____________ with them.
- What do great teams have in common?
- Why is it important to know your teammates’ STORY?
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 was your STORY that you shared with a teammate?
- Reflection: How can knowing a teammate’s STORY help you build a strong connection?
- Action: Choose one other teammate who you will do the STORY exercise with this week and share what you learned about the teammate.
Coach, take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your players.