Competition & Tournaments
For every player and every coach, there is a specific goal to playing the sport. At times this may be for
physical fitness and at others it may just be for fun. No matter what the intentions of the team and the
leaders, there comes a time when competition and tournaments will be a part of the agenda. If you are
focused on reaching this goal, you want to make sure that everyone goes prepared.
When you begin to focus on a competition, you will want to begin by preparing your players for the level of
success that they will be going to. This will need to happen both physically and mentally. In order to
prepare players physically, you will want to drill them on the different basic techniques that will help them.
This will especially be effective if you focus on the areas where the team is not as strong. By drilling the
team this way, you will be able to add in different techniques and make adjustments to the lining of the
From here, you will want to make sure that your team is mentally prepared to meet the challenge of the
competition and tournament. You can first do this by making sure everyone is focused on the same goal.
Keeping them motivated, and allowing them to see the possibilities for success through determination will
help them to go into the tournament with their eye on the trophy.
If you want to make sure that your team learns what challenges are about, then focusing on competitions and
tournaments and how to win them is one way to give them this skill. After this, you will be able to prepare
them mentally and physically for the level that they will be going to. The process of this will help to
enhance their skills and abilities both in the sport and within their personal lives.