Defining Your Team's Culture
Everyone once in awhile I'll get asked by another coach how we 'do' things at Nazareth College. Up until a couple of years ago, I never gave that much thought. Unfortunately, I didn't realize the importance of having a strong team culture was until we didn't have one.
Looking for a fresh start with my group of throwers this season, I wrote them all a letter in July. In that letter, I asked them to think about three things:
1. What their expectations of themselves were going to be for the season
2. What their expectations of me as their coach were, and;
3. What their expectations of their teammates were going to be
Those three questions helped establish our team's culture. Take a listen as I go into much more detail about our three questions and how they have helped shape the group of throwers we have at Nazareth College.