Social cohesion

1.  Although it is often considered the job of a coach to build

team cohesion, athletes can also help in the process. If you were an athlete on a team lacking

cohesion, what might you do to build your team’s unity?

2.   How could you enhance group cohesion among participants in exercise classes?

3.   You are a new coach who has inherited a high school team that had a great deal of dissension and

in-fighting last season. Using the guidelines provided in this chapter, discuss what you would do

before and during the season to build both task and social cohesion and identify team values in

your team. Support your plan with research where appropriate.


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