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I'm team captain need tips

Answered By Mick Grant & John Molvar

Question

Hello. My name is Rachel, and I am the captain of my cross country team at my school. I was just wondering if you had any tips for me to help my team get better. Thank you. Sincerely, Rachel

Answer

Dear Rachel, Make the team fun and try to set some team goals such as goals for races or goals for training targets. Maybe have a pizza party when goals are met. You want all of the team members to be motivated to train and improve. Track how everyone runs on your home course and reward progress. You want to include everyone and you want the team to train in groups--call the training groups 'your packs'---this is how the team should be racing. Have some fun. Fun first, Coach Mick and John