Being part of a recreational sports team is a fantastic way to make and keep friends as an adult. It’s also a good way to keep fit, especially if it’s a team that has regular practice. Setting up a sports team is a fun team-building idea for offices or other workplaces too, allowing people to socialize and bond outside of work. Although it can just be a bit of fun, there are also things you can do if you want to raise your game and maybe take it a little more seriously. Here are some of the things you could do to take your team to the next level.
Create a Consistent Training Schedule
It’s not always easy to keep an adult sports team going regularly. You all do it for fun and you have busy lives, including work and family commitments. But just because not everyone will turn up to every practice, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have a consistent training schedule. If everyone tries their best to turn up every time, you’re sure to find that most people are there when you need them to be. A consistent schedule makes it easier for everyone to come too, making it clear when practice is and when they should put it in their diaries.
Get Personalized Gear
Personalizing some of the gear you use can be a really fun way to create more team spirit and a cohesive bond between everyone. Of course, you might want to start with uniforms if you want to have some cool threads to wear to practice or at games. But you don’t even need to shell out for uniforms to personalize some of your stuff. Even something like personalized pro lineup cards with your team’s name on them can make your team seem more official. You can elevate everything about your game by customizing a few small things.
Do Team Building Exercises
Playing with a team doesn’t just have to be about the game itself. Learning to work together as a team is important, and it’s a good chance to get to know each other better. Doing some team building exercises can help to strengthen bonds and get you playing better as a team. It’s something that can be incorporated into your practices or you might seek out other activities that you can use for team building. It could bring the whole team together.
Do Some More Promotion
Are you looking for more members or perhaps hoping to see more people at your games? It’s important to promote your team if you want people to know about it. It’s always good to promote what you’re doing and make sure that people know they can come along if they want to join in. Find the right places to advertise your team, whether it’s on your workplace message board, by handing out flyers in the park, or just by posting on social media.
If you run a recreational sports team, you can make it seem more professional and organized while still keeping it fun for everyone.