Association for Applied Sport Psychology: Making Your Team Work: How Coaches Can Transform Groups into Teams

Accurate, Shared Mental Models. As a coach, one of the ways that teams can work effectively is have a shared sense of what is to come (a mental model). Understanding, as a group, what to expect and how the team can respond develops this sense of teamwork. Coaches can foster this mental modeling by practicing different competition scenarios, discussing logistics of an event, and providing as much accurate information about upcoming opponents as possible. Through this preparation the team develops this shared mental model.

Source: Association for Applied Sport Psychology: Making Your Team Work: How Coaches Can Transform Groups into Teams

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