Whether you hold regular or occasional team meetings, it’s important to run them effectively. Coach Terry Liskeyvch suggests following three key strategies that have helped him run successful team meetings during his storied career.
1 - Create an agenda and stick to it This will help you stay on track and run a more productive meeting. It also lets your players know what to expect and allows them to prepare for any discussions. If you find it hard to stick to an agenda, consider publishing it. A written agenda that has been distributed is harder to stray from because the attendees are expecting you to cover the topics you’ve laid out.
2 - Start and end on time Respect the time of your players and coaching staff by running meetings according to the timeframe you established when setting up the meeting.
3 – Don’t make team meetings a group therapy session Meetings are not the time to bring up issues between individuals. Instead, Coach Liskevych suggests that the individuals meet on their own and attempt to resolve the issue. If that doesn’t work, they can take the problem to their team captain. If the issue still cannot be resolved, the disagreeing parties can then bring it to the attention of the coaching staff for mediation.