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Question 1

My personal needs that I desire to meet on the team are meant to make myself better and to develop the team.

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First and foremost, I need to instill loyalty to the team members. This is so as to give the athletes a reason to give a hundred percent of their abilities to the team.

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I would equally like to develop a team culture to the extent of making the team a family and not just a group of individuals coming together.

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I will also need the team to adhere to proper communication channels at all times so as to always work together towards a common goal.

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 I would also like the team to develop a sense of time so as to do each and every activity set out for a certain session without procrastination.

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 My other desire is to create the spirit of hard work in the team to the extent of the members not giving up no matter the circumstance.

Question 2

There are conditions and behaviors I would dislike in my team, and therefore I wish to declare that every team member should avoid developing such practices.

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Lying is at the top of my list. I believe that team members should always advocate for the truth ahead of everything else.

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In the same line of thought, I encourage my team to avoid cheating because such behavior goes against the principle of good sportsmanship.

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I believe that the tendency to develop excuses for every situation is a poor habit that is of no benefit to the team or any individual. Instead, I would prefer that the athletes acknowledge their mistakes and move towards making amends.

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It would be disheartening for me to see an athlete develop the habit of laziness. This goes against the principle of hard work and gives the impression that the athlete is not willing to be on the team.

Question 3

The General rules that I would effect at all times are:

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Every team member should always aim to correct mistakes so as to create a better person.

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Show respect to every team member, official and opponent at all times.

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Avoid the use of vulgar language and immoral actions.

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Exercise responsibility for every action taken.

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Work to be the best instead of expecting favors.

Question 4

Before taking disciplinary action, it is necessary to attempt the use of proactive measures.

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To prevent behavior problems, I believe that as a coach, I should lead by example. I would not like to discourage athletes from lying while I perform the same offense.

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In my opinion, building unity and personal relationships is another proactive way of preventing personal problems.

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I would also give the athletes a platform to express themselves instead of being too hard which would force them to develop the dislikeable behaviors as a natural response.

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It is also important to always speak of the undesirable behaviors at all times to remind the athletes of what I expect from them.

Question 5

When individual athletes pay attention to the rules, it is important to give them recognition in front of their colleagues so as to encourage the others to follow in the same footsteps.

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One way is to give oral praise for the individual concerned.

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 I could also award honor medals on a weekly basis.

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Giving gifts and rewards to the individual could prove fruitful.

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 I would also offer to write recommendations and referrals for the persons who obey the rules.

Question 6

When the entire team shows positive behavior and follow the rules, it is also important to motivate them to keep up with the trend. For the motivation to be fruitful, positive consequences should be provided.

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I would advocate for mid training surprises for the athletes with their favorite snacks.

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Another option would be to organize to treat all the athletes in a way that they find fun and exciting.

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It is also crucial not to forget that a word of congratulations goes a great way in motivation. To add a pat on each of their backs would even deepen the connection and set the course for a well-behaved team.

Question 7

At times, when athletes seem to be drifting away from following the established rules, it is important to undertake some supportive discipline measures. This steps should serve the purpose of preventing the situation from getting to the point of no return.

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The best step will be to organize for an individual meeting with the athlete so as to understand what exactly is leading him/her astray.

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It is also vital to exercise patience and to always remind the athletes of the expectations and responsibilities given to them.

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In some cases, it may be necessary to involve a third party to help with such a situation. This could be a counselor or a family member who the athlete respects and looks up to them for guidance.

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Another feasible option will be to exercise proximity control in the case where the athlete may not be aware that his/her behaviors are unacceptable.

Question 8

It reaches a point when negative consequences should be used to deal with disobedience. Such effects include:

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Denial of first team playtime for those who break the rules.

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Give the athletes in question extra playtime so as to build pressure on them.

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Give the athlete an additional activity such as cleaning of the training ground after practice sessions

It will be advisable to exercise consistency in every situation when the above punishment strategies will be required so as to avoid making some athletes feel hated and thus create the sense of inequality.

Question 9

As a leader, my aim will be to establish and maintain a positive climate for the athletes and the team officials. The best way to do this will be by:

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Dedicate more time to the team so as to address all the issues, whether personal or professional and thus build trust.

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I would also create a proper communication strategy whereby everyone’s opinion will be considered, and all complaints will be addressed in the best way possible.

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Exercise impartiality and make rules that apply to everyone to avoid hatred and jealousy.

 

Question 10

As a leader, I find it necessary to get as much support from the community as possible. For this reason, I will work on bringing parents on board so as to have them on my side. This will be done by:

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Organizing events for which the parents are invited to come and watch their kids train and play.

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I would also convene meetings to give the parents the progress of their children.

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To bring the parents on board, it is necessary to state the goals of the team so as to get a common ground.

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The parents should also be given a say in the development of their children by allowing them to give suggestions on the kind of rules and disciplinary measures to be undertaken in the case of bad behavior.


 

References

Flaherty, J. (2006). Coaching: Evoking excellence in others. Development and Learning in Organizations: An International Journal, 20(6).

Martens, R. (1996). Successful coaching. Human Kinetics.

Module: “Skills without Management leads to Disaster” Retrieved from http://resources.cui.edu/courses/mcaa510/modules/9/story.html

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