Fall 2021 SS Magazine

ONE COACH: Building Team Chemistry at Home

One of the biggest jobs for a coach is to help build team chemistry. The hope is that by focusing on it, your players would develop a brotherhood or sisterhood that would carry over to the field or court. Your players would also operate as one unit and maximize their effort in order to be in the best position to win games.

Several different team building exercises are watching movies together, listening to motivational speakers and holding competitions in practice.

The same actions also exist when building team chemistry at home. Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr. commented on several basic rules to build team unity at home.

“The rules are reverence, respect, responsibility, service, suffering and sacrifice. These are the qualities that transform a house into a home,” Dr. Moss Jr. said in “The African-American Devotional Bible.”

Paul detailed several instructions for developing a Christian household in the Bible. “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged” (Colossians 3:18-21).

By focusing on Christ-centered unity and freedom at home, you will be able to raise your family in an environment that seeks to respect, serve and sacrifice for one another.

The same attributes carry over to life outside your home as well. By choosing to serve your community, you can develop relationships characterized by growth and grace.

With this in mind, what have you done to help create team chemistry at home or with your team? Let us know on our OneCoach Twitter page or on our OneCoach Facebook page.

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