Some good questions for coaches to ask their athletes and to use as an accountability list to their teammates.
To check your value to our team, ask yourself these questions:
- Am I mature enough to work at things seriously?
- Do I observe the rules of our sport?
- Do I expect and respect authority?
- Do I conform to all training rules?
- Am I willing to sacrifice for the team? And for myself?
- Do I work hard in practice to improve my fundamentals?
- Do I recognize correction from the coaches as an effort to help me to improve rather than as a criticism of my performance?
- Do I help and encourage my teammates when they are striving to improve?
- Do I stand up for the team or a teammate when I hear criticism?
- Do I tell a teammate to stop complaining?
- Do I report any dissension among players to the coaches?
- Am I dedicated to the point where I’m willing to make any sacrifice which will improve our team, improve myself, or improve the image of our team?
- Do I recognize the fact that while on or off the field/court my actions and performances are a reflection on my family and on the team?
- Do I take pride in my actions, dress, and speech on and off the field?
- Do I have a spirit of cooperation with other team members and the coaches?
- Do I have a burning desire to win?
- Do I continually work to improve—never being satisfied with my present development?
- Do I have the self-discipline and mental toughness to fight back when the chips are down?
- Am I all business before and during the game?
- Am I a hard loser? That is do I profit from my mistakes by thinking and talking over the cause of defeat and make sure the same cause never defeats me again? (There is a great difference between a hard loser and a poor loser)
- Do I recognize the privilege and honor of being on the team?
- Am I eager to learn more?
- Do I spread enthusiasm to others through my enthusiasm and eagerness?
- Do I set an example for younger players which will make them eager to become the same kind of player and person as I am?