Once nice way to build team chemistry is to do a service project together. Many players on the team are so overscheduled that they are too busy to do charity work so doing it as part of the season is a nice way to fit it in.
You can let the players decide what they want to do. It can be as simple as wearing pink during one game to raise awareness for breast cancer. Collecting used cleats, gear, and uniforms at the end of the season to donate is another easy way to get kids involved.
If you want to let your team do service work during a practice or even as the practice and want ideas, here are some charities to support:
GuideStar, CharityNavigator, and CharityWatch are a few websites that will give you an overview of an organization’s financial health and budget breakdown. GiveWell does in-depth research on programs that it determines have had the most impact on people’s lives and then suggests a handful of charities it deems best at delivering these programs.
We have our own list here:
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