Team Building Programs and Retreats
For over 15 years Optimal Performance Associates Sports Team Retreats have made a tremendous impact on hundreds of collegiate and high school athletic programs including State, Conference, and National Championship Teams. Our Sports Team Retreats are not your ordinary programs just to make your team feel good for a few days. We believe that people learn best when actively participating in the learning process, so much of our programming is based on the principles of experiential education and sport psychology.
Customized Team Building for Athletic Excellence
OPA’s customized team building workshops for athletic teams have made a huge impact on hundreds of college and high school sports teams. Our team building sessions focus on building higher levels of team performance and are sport specific. Our customized team building programs for athletic teams are very dynamic, fast paced, that are specifically designed for sports teams and student-athletes. Our team building workshops for Athletic Excellence will connect and motivate today’s generation of student-athletes. Each team building workshop is customized to the dynamics, culture, and sport of each team because no team or sport is the same. Each team will experience powerful, highly dynamic, challenging, and motivating activities that are designed to build tangible teamwork and mental skills. Our team-building and mental toughness workshops are a blend of adventure-based team building and sport psychology principles. Our team-building workshops will include initiatives and activities that will enhance:
- High Performing Teamwork
- Competition & Collaboration
- Effective Team Communication
- Risk Taking
- Taking Accountability
- Building Trust in Self & Others
- Confident Mindset & Focus
- Commitment to Common Goals
- Appreciation of Team Roles
- Playing Through Mistakes and Managing adversity
- Team Support
- Performing with Confidence especially when you do not feel it.
Customized Team Building for Athletic Department Staff
OPA’s customized team building programs for athletic department staff focus on building higher levels of team performance. Our team building workshops have made a huge impact on hundreds corporations, colleges, and schools. Our Team Development for Athletic Staff accomplishes this through highly dynamic and experiential activities that are inclusive to all staff members. Each session is designed to capitalize on the advantages of teams and teamwork. Because no two groups are ever alike, we customize our Team Building Programs to meet the dynamics and culture of your group. Prior to the program, OPA will conduct an initial needs assessment through telephone interview or meeting directly with 2-3 key members of the team. In addition OPA can provide each member with needs assessment to each member of the team. The information received will serve as a foundation for the design and execution of the team building experience. This information helps us better understand team dynamics, team make-up, and what areas of improvement need to be addressed.
Beyond the X’s & O’s – Pursuing Athletic Excellence
Sometimes the difference between winning and losing are those intangibles. This hands-on workshop is based on Keith Waldman’s book “Beyond the X’s & O’s Team Chemistry Playbook. This train the trainer workshop is one of our most popular workshops for coaches. This dynamic and highly interactive workshop can be designed for coaches of all levels and age groups. This workshop will explore the specific principles and building blocks of Athletic Excellence and developing the Inner Athlete. In this workshop each coach will experience first-hand; specific activities, insights, strategies, and drills that will promote team chemistry, mental toughness, and help you develop a culture of success. Activities will focus on:
|* Taking Accountability
|* Trust in self & others
|* Appreciation of Team Roles
|* Team Communication
|* Mission Building
|* Team Support
|* Confidence Building Drills
|* Mental Skills
|* Constructive Conflict
|* Building Leadership
|* Building Team Camaraderie
Our Approach & Why Choose Us
OPA is a results driven company and we are extremely passionate about our work with athletes of all levels and age groups. Whether you are a Division 1-3 college athletic program, a high school team, club program, or travel team we will always go the extra mile for our clients. We are always looking for innovative ways to work with athletes & coaches and to build tangible skills. Our programs for Athletic Excellence are cutting edge, dynamic, interactive, and will connect and motivate today’s generation of student-athletes. While our programs are fast paced each student-athlete and coach will learn valuable key lessons and practical tools that you can implement at your next practice, game, in the classroom, and in life. We recognize that each team or group is different and we always customize our program to meet the goals, dynamics, and culture of each group.Please review the team building programs we offer by clicking on the links below.
To learn more about how Optimal Performance Associates can support your team building needs, feel free to email or call us at 1-888-868-3380. We will be happy to answer your questions and to schedule a meeting or phone conference to discuss how we can address your company's specific team building needs.