If you’re looking to boost your team’s morale and encourage bond-building, then at PGL we have some fantastic sports team building activities that could help you see an improvement on game day! It’s also crucial to think about why team building is important in sports. What improvements can be seen? Well, we’ve got you covered!
Why is team building important in sports?
The team bond is at the heart of all sports clubs. A strong relationship between players can greatly support teams in many areas of the game, let’s see how:
Develop positive relationships
Team building for sports teams is important because it helps develop positive relationships. To build a successful team, cohesiveness is a vital ingredient. Sports team building activities are great for boosting team morale and improving player relationships, allowing them to take part in challenges without the pressure of a competitive match.
Sports team building activities are also perfect for building trust in your team. Even just teammates getting to know each other better can build trust and this is often reflected in matches. For your whole team to carry out an effective game plan, trust is everything. Each player must trust one another in a team game. For example, if a soccer player is about to pass the ball to their teammate in a better position, then whether they trust them to be effective with the ball and maybe score can determine whether they pass to them, somebody else, or carry on with the ball themselves.
This is perhaps one of the most important factors that can have an effect on team games. Team building is important because it can increase an individual’s self-confidence and confidence in the team. At PGL, our thrilling sports team building activities encourage your athletes to come out of their comfort zone in a number of challenges, hopefully helping them to develop confidence in their abilities.
In a match situation, confidence can be the decider between going for something simple or trusting their own ability to produce something special and advanced.
Sports team building activities at PGL
At PGL, we offer a huge selection of activities for your group. Here are some that we think are perfect for team building!
Canoeing is an exciting activity for any sports team. Up to three people can hop into our Canoes, making it great for bonding in small groups. It encourages teamwork and communication as they take part in epic challenges and games on one of our lakes to add a fun and competitive element!
Your team must all work together on this one. With various obstacles to take part in, it’s down to your team to overcome them and support each other in beating the course! This activity uses skills that are also necessary for in-game situations, such as problem-solving, decision-making and physicality.
See our full selection of adventure activities that your group can take part in!
Climbing is normally considered a solo sport, right? Well, we can adapt almost any activity for your group to foster teamwork.How about tandem climbing where you have to deliver a ball to the top of the tower together? You’ll need to work in pairs, communicate well and support each other for this one to come off. And you’ll need plenty of cheering from your teammates at the bottom too!
This is the ultimate activity for groups to flex their communication and negotiation skills. You’ll need to all decide on the type of raft you want to build, and how you’re going to build it, or you’ll all end up in the water! To add in an element of competition, you can have teams competing to see who can build their raft fastest, or which raft can compete a challenge successfully.
Book your group adventure with PGL!
Now you know all about our sports team building activities, why not check out our group camps, perfect for sports clubs, Guides/Scouts, Youth Groups and more! Our camps are located at Campaspe Downs (VIC), Camp Rumbug (VIC) and Kindilan (QLD).
Your group are at the heart of what we do at PGL. We put safety first with 100% instructor-led activity sessions. Your PGL groupies are also always available for any questions you may have, just ask!
Why not contact us today and we’ll be on hand to help arrange a fantastic group camp for your team!