The 6 exercise serves as the 3rd level of accountability within the Green Team Framework (1st being Green Team and 2nd being Lifeguard).
- Players will get firsthand responsibilities and experience of leading a specific teammate
- Players will serve as the third level of accountability in pursuit of the Green Team helping make sure no one slips through the cracks
- Players will build a bond with their “6” as they enjoy the successes of their “6” and feel the struggles of their “6”
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Player Growth Areas
An individual who has your back and is working to help push you to a higher level
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.
- Why is it important to take an invested interest in other people?
- What does “I’ve got your six” mean?
- What are 5 ways you can serve your teammate as their “6”?
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: Who is a “Six”?
- Reflection: What does it feel like to be at least partially responsible for a teammate’s growth?
- Action: Share some of the ways you plan on serving your teammate in an effort to enhance their growth throughout the season.
Coach, take a moment to reflect on the lesson and how you can lead by example to your players.