Early season is the ideal time to work on skill development. Spur improvement by giving players time to learn technique, develop muscle memory and gain confidence in their skills. Once the fall season is over, though, how can you transition them from the relaxed learning environment to one that will prepare them for competing in games?
Coach Carol Hutchins initiates a ranking system each season, so players know exactly how they’re performing in relation to their teammates. This visual reminder triggers competition among players and serves as a motivator, especially for those near the bottom. To find out how you can implement this with your team, tune in as Coach Hutchins outlines how she sets up her rankings.