By: Bill Beswick
Originally Published in: One Goal - The Mindset of Winning Soccer Teams
Provided by: Human Kinetics
Coach Jason had been a successful professional player and understood very well the power of team cohesion. He had played for teams destroyed by selfishness and instability and had also played on teams who were united in their effort and achieved success.
So when he became director of coaching at a large youth soccer club, he made team cohesion a priority. Jason consulted me, and we developed a program based on changing the mindset toward winning by building team cohesion throughout the club. Everyone would be involved and expected to reflect this new emphasis. The program of change was built upon the following steps.
Naturally, Jason met some resistance, but many others shared his views. With Jason's determination the program created a team-orientated and cohesive style of winning soccer throughout the club.