The Bishop’s High volleyball team in La Jolla, Calif., values team bonding as a key component to its overall training program. Coach Tod Mattox talks here about why it’s important for a coach to encourage players to develop closer relationships through off-court activities.
One of Mattox's inspirations in the area of team building is Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has guided the Blue Devils to four NCAA championships and also coaches the U.S. men’s national basketball team.
Of course, Halloween is the perfect time for a little team fun. Bishop’s players decided they would all dress up this year, and after discussing the possibility of a Mary Poppins theme, they switched gears at the suggestion of middle blocker Gretchen Cash and chose to be a colony of penguins.