Coach Grabowski shares a page from his notebook with several ideas on how to build tradition into the culture of the program and connect the past to the future.
00:55 A plan to create community with players and alumni
02:17 How to use these ideas
02:30 Defining “tradition”
03:26 Starting the process of building tradition
03:55 Using the school library and yearbooks as a resource
04:37 What to do with the information gathered
05:09 Enlisting the help of alumni
05:48 Creating lists of past players and accomplishments
06:33 Including tradition in the physical space of the team
08:21 The “Alumni Locker”
10:09 Creating a “helmet history”
11:56 Example from a team newsletter
14:18 Creating connection through jersey numbers
16:04 Recommendations for player letters to alumni
17:12 Final thoughts and recommendations
17:39 Share your ideas with us
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