Communication on the field, now that sounds like a huge waste of time right? I mean, who needs to know where the ball is or what their teammates are doing anyway? This game is an individual sport, so teamwork is just a concept. It’s not like coordination and teamwork have any impact on winning games. Can’t you just imagine the chaos of a game where it’s every player for themselves, nobody bothering to communicate. The excitement of potential collisions and the sight of players running into each other like headless chickens. Now that’s what the game is all about. 

  Oh, and you definitely can’t forget about strategy because who needs a good game plan when we can just wing it? Or even worse, the coaches have a strategy but don’t communicate it. Newsflash coaches, mind reading isn’t a thing, ya know. I’m sure the opposing team will be shaking in their cleats when they see you stumbling around the field not having any idea what to do or where to go. Why would we need a strategy when we can just rely on blind luck? 

  And don’t even get me started on motivation, because we know that all players thrive on the silence from their teammates and the occasional cricket chirping. Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping more than that! I completely feel like I can help the team and do my best when no one is talking or supporting or motivating each other. 

  So there you have it people, communication on and off the field is just essential. Because who doesn’t love a good dose of sarcasm with a reminder that without communication, the game would be nothing more than a game of luck. When everyone chats it up, the team definitely feels more like a family. Talking helps us stick together and really lets us work as a team. From calling plays to cheering each other on it all helps us build stronger relationships with our teammates. Mistakes happen all the time in this game, but a good leader would help boost their friends morale and could overall lead their team to the win. Don’t get me wrong, talking shouldn’t just be for the team leaders. When we all chip in, we learn how to become stronger and support each other. When we talk to each other and have one another’s back, we are able to build a bond stronger than steel. If you’re a coach who is struggling with getting your team to communicate, team bonding activities like dinners, water balloon games, kickball, etc, are great ways to get your team to talk to each other more. When you mix in some inspiring words and communicate a game/tournament/season plan to your players, you will foster a high energy environment where a team can put their best foot forward every time they step on the field. 

 So just remember, next time you’re on the field, scream, shout and let it all out. Because in this game, good communication can be the key to victory. 

 

Written By Autumn Angel