What’s more important than teaching life lessons and helping others? I think basketball is a great tool to teach those lessons and set a good example for players.
With that in mind, I’m sharing an email I just sent to the players on our sophomore team. I have found this is a great way to develop team chemistry and teach some good life lessons. A few responses have already come back. In a few days I’ll post the results of our project.
Feel free to borrow, copy, and use something similar with your team…
Email to Players
One of our core values it to be “selfless”.
We can of course do better, but we usually do a pretty good job helping each other in practice and in games. We also should help others outside of basketball…
I would like our team to do something to help someone/something outside of this team. What ideas do you have to help others and do something positive?
There are no bad ideas. Take some time to think about something we can do as a team. Everyone needs to respond with ideas. Once we collect all the ideas, we’ll decide as a team what we want to do.
“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
– John Wooden.