Even the NFL Needs a Team-Building Day

You may have heard about a recent team-building event that an NFL football franchise up north held for their players. All 90 staff, including players and coaches, took a break from offseason camp to do something other than scrimmage for the afternoon – they went clay shooting.

While not all participants were experienced at shooting skeet – or even a gun – everyone had a good time bonding with teammates, getting out of their normal routines, and challenging themselves in a totally different sporting environment.

The point is, whether or not they grew up around clay shooting, the team-building event was a huge success. It gave the staff a renewed sense of trust and confidence going back on the field and heading toward regular season.

You Don’t Have to Go Skeet Shooting to Build a Team

While not all groups have access to or interest in shooting sports, there are many other types of team-building activities that can deliver the same benefits of camaraderie and teamwork among co-workers.

For example, one Chicago company combined an interactive BBQ with a charitable event to create an afternoon of fun, rewarding team building among its staff.

Other team-building programs, like the Amazing Race and “Mission Impossible” Scavenger Hunts, are also popular among corporate groups and teams looking to energize employees.

If you are looking for a new way to get your group out of the office or off the field, consider a team event that takes you to a new place, gets you out of your comfort zone, and allows you to have a little fun along the way.

Even the NFL is doing it.

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