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Successful team building: this is how you motivate your team
A wide variety of sports only work in a team that belongs together: be it volleyball, eSports or running teams. Because in addition to good technique, strategy and fitness, the interaction of the individual members in team sports is always decisive for whether the team enjoys the game and is successful - or not.
In the following, you will first find all the important information about motivation in sport from the specialist literature; expert Markus Flemming will have his say below.
What makes a good team?
In order for a team to function well, different aspects must be present in the team. The sports psychologist Lothar Linz and the former coach of the national volleyball team Joop Alberda have dealt with this topic. Here we explain to you what, from your point of view, defines a motivated team.
Group rules according to Lothar Linz
In his book "Successful Teamcoaching" (philippka sportverlag, 2014) the sports psychologist and coach Lothar Linz summarizes the most important rules of team life:
When all members of the team have internalized these group rules equally, great cohesion and motivation can develop in the team. In addition to these group rules, a team according to Lothar Linz always needs a good leaderthat gives the direction of the group. Because without leadership it is not possible for a group to achieve its goal. It is therefore important that the trainer assumes his leadership position by making decisions and taking responsibility for the group.
Team building pyramid according to Joop Alberda
The former Dutch national volleyball coach Joop Alberda has also dealt with teams and the principles of team building. He explains it using a pyramid: At the top is that communicationthat must come from the trainer. He is also responsible for leading and making decisions, and has primary responsibility for the team. In addition, according to Alberda, the joint development of rules, goals and strategies as well as the identification of all players with these are important in order to motivate the team in the long term.
You can see exactly how the team building pyramid is structured, which other aspects according to Alberda are important for a good team feeling and how they build on each other following infographic remove.
Practical tips from the experts: Communication as a success factor for motivation in sport
Every single player in a team must be able to rely on his teammates at all times. That is why it is particularly important for coaches of team sports to also strengthen the team spirit and practice targeted team building. Sports psychologist and team coach Markus Flemming tells us in an interview what is important - and what options there are for the coach and the team members to build a satisfied team with a strong sense of togetherness.
The expert: Markus Flemming
As a freelance psychologist, Markus Flemming has specialized in sports psychology, mental training, team building and failure management (scroll down in the team area). Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance sports psychologist for high-performance athletes. Since then, he has coached the German national basketball team, the German national archery team, the former German ice hockey champions “Eisbären Berlin” and individual top athletes.
Significance of team building for team spirit
Targeted team building makes sense for every team. Especially at the beginning of the season and before the highlights of the season, it is important to bring the team together and talk to each other, explains sports psychologist Markus Flemming:
For this, the team can, for example, do a joint activity, such as a climbing garden or a weekend together while hiking. But even if the financial means for such a team event are not available, you should definitely take the time to get together for a discussion, the expert recommends:
The role of the coach
The trainer has to be a leader for his team, similar to a manager in a company. But he should always try to include all team members in the process, explains Markus Flemming:
Regular communication to strengthen team spirit
According to the team coach, communication, especially between trainers and team members, should not only take place at the beginning, but regularly:
Identify problems and act
Problems can arise with any team, whether in a hobby sports team or in competitive sports. That is also quite normal, explains Markus Flemming:
If, as a coach, you notice that, for example, a player is not very good or unmotivated, you should first ask yourself what the reason is:
The role of the team members
The team members of a team can also actively contribute to a stronger sense of community in the team, says Markus Flemming:
Motivate the team: Use suitable training measures
There are several specially designed exercises that you can do with your team to build trust among one another. You can see an exemplary team building exercise by the FC Hansa football club in following video look at.
Instead of playing soccer, during the training camp the team was given the task of climbing a mountain alternately by bike or on foot within 45 minutes using a map. The background: the communication and coordination between the players was crucial.
Many other team building exercises for teams of all types can be found quickly, for example, by searching the Internet. However, it can be difficult to first motivate a large team to actively participate in the exercise, says sports psychologist Markus Flemming:
Of extrinsic motivation one speaks when the motivational drive is triggered by an external stimulus, for example when a reward such as money or recognition leads to motivation. On the other hand is the intrinsic motivation: the motivation that arises from within, of its own accord.
Promote motivation in sport
If you have any questions about further tips to promote motivation in a team, Markus Flemming advises the following:
We would like to thank Markus Flemming for the detailed interview.
Tips: This is how you create a strong team spirit
As a trainer, what exactly can you do to strengthen the team spirit among your team members? Here we have summarized the recommendations for action from the interview again:
Further team building measures
Do you now want to actively strengthen the sense of community in your team? With our expert tips for team building you are guaranteed to provide the right amount of motivation. A unique and suitable team name for your team or a very individual team jersey can also contribute to the sense of community.
Our tip: With our 3D configurator you can develop your own cool design. In our online shop you will find a large selection of jerseys for athletes in a wide variety of sports, which can be individually designed.
In our magazine you will also find further exciting information and tips, for example about passion and team building in hobby cycling, mental training in sport or the national ice hockey team in the team check. We hope you enjoy reading!
Credit: Cover picture: © gettyimages / fstop123, picture 1: © gettyimages / Chris Ryan, picture 2: © owayo, picture 3: © Markus Flemming, picture 4: © gettyimages / Chris Ryan, picture 5: © gettyimages / Wavebreakmedia, picture 6: © gettyimages / SARINYAPINNGAM.
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