What Coach Grant basically was saying in this clip is that win or lose we should glorify God.
The piece I’m sharing starts at 6:00 within the video
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 (ESV)
Developing a Team Culture
BY DAMON D. DUKES
INSTRUCTOR: BRYAN HAGGARD
Why is it important to develop a
Because it can either make or break the team.
So it not only be beneficial for the team but also the school and
even the community.
It could help the team in the long run after graduating from high
school or college.
How can a team culture develop?
According to an article by Dr. Jim Taylor from Huffingtonpost.com,
there are two approaches on developing a team culture. One is let
the team make the culture basically an “organic culture” that the
team have a feel of ownership of the culture they made it. But it
could be risky. The second but recommended approach could be
the coach’s responsibility to take an active role in by asking the
team know how they want things in order for the team by having a
open questionnaire but at the same time let them know how I want
things ran on this team.
My keys of having a great team
Even if football is all about business on the field, I’m a firm believer in
being family-oriented because some players on the team may not
have a positive family or no family at all to be around.
This football program won’t only be about playing the game but
more of being a blessing to each other, encouraging one another
like brothers and being accountable to one another.
We live in a culture that isn’t family-oriented but about selfish
ambition and the “all about me” syndrome. As a future coach, I
refuse to allow that on this team.
This is must if we want to build more chemistry on this team
Could be meaningful on the long run when players become
parents, leaders in the community, etc.
Best opportunities for team building: Going to each other churches,
spending time with each other families for a day, having one-on-
one fellowship/mentoring time with each player so we can see
where they come from in life
Examples of team building activities
Going to fun camps like Fellowship of Christian
Helping around the community
This is the to me one of the most important
keys in building a team culture and even
developing team chemistry.
In order to be successful team on and off
the field we must learn to have faith even
when the odds are stack against us.
Example from one of my favorite
Christian films Facing The Giants
Next to faith is the final but big piece of building team culture.
This goes with being family-oriented because when times are tough
and no one is out there to help us in tough times, God and us is all
According to the bible, Proverbs 27:17 to me describes
accountability in a nutshell
I truly believe that these keys for to build a team culture and
chemistry will help these young athletes/future leaders of tomorrow
build confidence in themselves no matter how life throws all-out
blitzes at them.