In The Coach's Guide to Team Building, Dr. Greg Dale shares the framework and the necessary building blocks for successful team building. His philosophy is successful team building is a year round process, naturally occuring as three distinctive seasons: "Pre-Season," "In-Season" and "Off-Season". The "Pre-Season" session shares strategies and creative ideas for implementing experimental activities, evaluating and molding team culture, team roles, developing pride in a team's sub-units, and understanding the stages of team building. During "In-Season", Dale stresses the importance of ongoing communication with team leaders, the benefits of sharing team ownership with your team, and stategies for an effective and honest "open door" policy with athletes. The "Post-Season" section offers tips for continuity through ongoing communication with team members.
Winning Team Building: 36 Minutes. 2003