teambuilding for cross country : LUSENET : APA Division 47 Exercise and Sport Psychology : One Thread

this coming year, my high school cross country team will be coming back minus the top 4 on varsity, with whom, in the last 2 years, have qualified for state. most all the girls have known only success through their running careers as a team, and now we will be starting over without the talent that has helped us reach that success. how can we reestablish a good relationship amongst the team members, and to develop and keep a positive attitude throughout the season? any suggestions would be helpful. thanks.

-- Rita Traxler (, July 17, 1998


It may be useful to give a brief insight into team identity theory, and how this is being affected through the loss of team members. It would be important to organise training sessions quickly to encourage team building, and to help them re-identify as a team.

-- (, September 18, 2000.

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