Aside from being more affordable than individual training, there are many benefits to training with a group:
In a group, you are able to compete and train with others your age and skill level. This not only helps everyone in the group grow and improve together, but if there are people in the group who are better, the less skilled group members can begin to adapt as they all spend more time together.
There are times when you may not feel like trying very hard in a training session. If you feel like this in an individual training session, it may seem impossible to get out of it. But if you are feeling this way in a group session, you either play bad in front of everyone or you find a way to get past your lackadaisical feelings. It’s amazing what our bodies can do when we are more motivated.
Having the opportunity to play with various different groups of players gives you insight into what the competition is like in other areas and on other teams. If you only play with a certain group of people, you are limiting your potential and understanding of the sport. But when you venture out, you will find other areas have different playing styles and skill sets.
- Experience and Adaptability
Going off of #3, playing with different people and groups gives you the opportunity to adapt to different playing styles. There is no bad playing/training experience; it can all help a player learn and grow to become better.
- Connections and Camaraderie
Last, but not least! Group training creates an environment where meaningful, long-lasting friendships can be made with people who you would have never met otherwise. It’s almost always helpful to meet new people and learn how to interact with people of different backgrounds and lifestyles.
The best athletes in the world train with people who are not from their area, on their team, in the same league, or even at the same skill level. It may be out of your comfort zone, but that isn’t a bad thing. Discomfort usually helps us grow.
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