Throughout the pandemic, rules about sports have varied by state, county, and school district. Regardless, the meaning and impact of teams remain the same.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been told to follow social distancing rules. However, it is important to remember that this refers to physical distance – not social distance. In this trying time, we are reminded of how important our relationships are, and how being a part of a team can keep young athletes connected and give them a sense of community.
Teams allow us to have a sense of belonging, and they give us a place to socialize, set goals, work together, and share passions and dreams. In this unique time, it is important to remember that there are various ways in which you can help youth and teens grow as players and as a team.
The following are four areas through which you can help your players better themselves, as they are recognized as key factors for maintaining motivation*: