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Handout #197: Goals – Team Unity

Goals – Team Unity

  1. Develop a sense of confidence in yourself and your fellow teammate.  Each player should do his very best at all times, remaining reliable to the other fellow and worthy of his confidence.  Know that it is possible to win a game if everyone does his best and does not have to doubt if the other fellow is doing the same.
  2. Do not think of each other as black or white, as the fastest man on the team or the slowest, but rather as a member of your school team.  Each man’s position is important.  Otherwise, there would be no such position.
  3. Defense and offense should not divide and criticize each other when one does not compliment the other during the game or season.  Be Proud!  Take pride in everyone else and give the other fellow a pat on the back for a job well done.  Don’t get in the rut of pointing out only the bad.
  4. Get to know every player on the squad.  know more than just his name and position.  (This holds true for coaches also.)
  5. Never be guilty of selfishness.  Work for the team as a whole.
  6. Keep an open Christian atmosphere.  A Christian player should feel comfortable to say so at any time.  Pray – you have so much to be thankful for.
  7. Bring problems and questions into the open.  Discuss an animosity with the team, a teammate specifically involved, or a coach.  If you think you are not getting a “fair shake”, talk to the coach about it.  Find out why you are not getting to play as much as you would like or think you deserve.  Don’t gripe to other players.  Again, don’t be selfish.
  8. Maintain a positive attitude and spirit in all action sand words.  Defend your school, your team and the football program.  Spread this optimism everywhere.
  9. Play one game at a time.  Evaluate your team efforts whether you win or lose on the scoreboard.  You may find that the game was actually successful in some respects.  Play so that you may always be proud – whether you win or lose in score.

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No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.  – CHARLES DICKENS

The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. – ALBERT SCHWEITZER

bcb – 1977

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #197: Goals – Team Unity!. Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people. You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts. Then read and browse the material as you desire. Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience. This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise. When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.



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