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Loyalty…What Loyalty?

Recently the discussion came up regarding team loyalty at all levels of play or should I say the lack of team loyalty. Every year, and more often than not, players at all levels are switching teams to seek greater personal fame, a larger pay cheque or immediate championships. The sense of loyalty where young players grow up supporting their favorite team and then playing for them is gone. This type of behavior hurts the game in the short and long run. Furthermore, it takes away from fan enjoyment. This type of non-loyalty is becoming common in all sport today including the NHL, NBA and the NFL. When there is a lack of respect, loyalty and honor, aspects surrounding the sport begin to lose value quickly. The expression “blood, sweat and tears” is no more.

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10 Ways to win respect – what are they?

Winning the respect of your teammates and coaches is hardly ever discussed yet it is very important in order to have a proper functioning team on and off the field. Below are my top 10 areas in order to help you win respect from your fellow teammates and coaches.