I'm a high school senior, and my football team came up with a novel concept for increasing team cooperation and building leadership skills in the upperclassmen.
Lifting teams. The football team was divided into groups, and the team that came to the most 'optional' lifting sessions over the summer received a prize.
The randomly grouped seniors, ranging from two to three a team, each had to draft a select group of sophomores and juniors. I took this seriously, as there was an offer of 'lots of pizza' from Mama's Pizza on the line, and after 8 straight weeks of hard lifting and clean eating (especially since it was over the summer)I knew I would be eager for a cheat meal I could go all out with. I drafted the athletes I deemed the hardest working, while my other team members chose to draft people they felt 'had potential' but were in fact lazy when it came to any true effort in the weightroom.
My problem is that my senior teammates made completely crappy selections, and every person they drafted is not showing up. Granted, it is the first day, but if three people on a team of nine don't show up, how can we win?
I need some tips on how to motivate the underclassmen. I do not socialize with them, and for the most part, I am not friendly with them. Should I be a screamer who flips shit every time they don't make lifting sessions? Or should I take a calmer route?
Also, should I make corrections to their form on exercises? We have mandatory lifts to complete and a lot of times the younger kids do not complete them. Should I be dogging them for that?
Any advice from you guys would be appreciated.