Setting the Table for Say Goodbye Today

Whether your final game is filled with exuberance from winning or tears from a painfully abrupt end to the season, players tend to open up and express more in that moment then they do all season.

You’ve seen it. We’ve seen it.

“I loved playing with you”

“You taught me so much, thank you for everything you did for me.”

“I couldn’t have been who I was this year without you”

“You made me a better person and a better player”

“I love you”

There are so many great sentiments shared at the end of year, oftentimes communicated by each other for the first time. Unfortunately for the team’s sake, it takes place after the season, missing the opportunity to have grown the relationships within the team during the season.

Would your teammates have grown closer if some of the sentiments had been shared sooner? Would you have coached greater if you truly knew the impact you were having? Would a players confidence have increased if they knew what their teammates felt about them.

"“At the end of every the season the amount of encouragement I receive from my players is overwhelming. They share so many nice things, things I would’ve loved to have heard in the midst of our season.”"
Head Varsity Football Coach

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Say Goodbye Today Lesson Plan

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Say Goodbye Today Quiz Questions

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

  • An encouraging word should __________________.
  • Why is it important to not wait until the end of the season to share a positive message with a teammate?
  • What happens when teammates feel loved and appreciated in the early stages of the season?