4 freshman are basically refusing to conform to their college basketball teams new way of doing things. I was wonder from a purely psychological standpoint what are your opinions on how to conform such a group? Please no precarious opinions.What methods can you use to help a stubborn and condescending group of freshman basketball players to conform?
It's interesting that it's the freshmen who are not complying to changes, since their new to the team and weren't terribly accustomed to the old ways of doing things.
What comes to mind is role modeling, explaining the changes, rewarding behavior and establishing authority.
Leverage the older members of the team and encourage them to role model. In a positive way, point out the incongruity between the more mature players and the younger ones
Explain the rational for the changes that were made and how they will help the team as a whole. Leave room for feedback and give the players some sense that their ideas and feedback are welcome and encouraged, giving them a sense of agency.
Incorporate a system that will reward behaviors that are in line with what you want. There's also room for punishing extreme behaviors that detract from the teams overall goals.
There may be a need for the coach to establish a better sense of authority. Back in my sports days it was the coach's way or the highway, no questions asked.What methods can you use to help a stubborn and condescending group of freshman basketball players to conform?
whats precarious? and talk to the coach of bb team and complain bout them.