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Motivating a sports team that only meet on match days

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Motivate from a distance to win


How to Motivate a Sporting Team that only meets on Match days

Motivation is the biggest ingredient that is required for a successful sporting team, talent alone will only get you so far.

Every team game will require leaders on the pitch that will lift the side when the going gets tough, every side is full of individuals that bring their own agenda to the game and at times their own problem, to be successful all these individuals must be moulded into a unit that pulls in the same direction.

The art of good managing or coaching is to maintain individual strengths and then build this into a team.


Professional sides have the luxury of being together every Day to keep moral strong especially after a defeat, but how do you achieve this when the side only meet on match days.

Most amateur sides have family and work commitments that make it impossible for all team members meet up during the week.


There is a method that works and is successful which takes a small amount of work from the manager and if maintained will bring success.


Ideally this method should start at the beginning of the season when training begins and season goals are being set.


Once training starts inform all the side that you have introduced a website that will be updated regularly (there are plenty of free sites available).

 Through pre-season training the website should be used to refresh on the training and keep the motivation going if new ideas and tactics are being used, regular praise will show its rewards,

Taking a few photographs to publish is ideal and a few fun comments.

Once in motion a motivational quote as a heading will surprisingly work wonders.

These are a few examples of ideas


"It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What is tough is being good every day."
Willie Mays

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."
- Tommy Lasorda

"Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will."
 Ron Blomberg

"Sports do not build character. They reveal it"
 John Wooden

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision."
 Muhammad Ali


Once in place each quote will give a subject to build on and to keep the momentum going,


The website can also be used for information that is essential like fixture lists, meetings and individual achievements.


This idea will work and will show results, it is essential to keep motivation going, and lift spirits occasionally,

After a short time the side will come to the site.

Motivating sides whom only meet on match days is difficult but this system will work




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