Need an idea for team building?!
I love the television show Survivor. I love Jeff Probst! His energy, no joke, has inspired me to be a better coach. I got hooked after I watched Season 43 with #NoelleLambert. She is a former Division 1 lacrosse player turned Paralympian and an incredible inspiration. Read more about her story here.
If you're a Survivor fan like myself, you know that Survivor loves blindfolded challenges. I thought they would be a great inspiration for some lacrosse team building drills. After a recent reel that I posted that has over 20k views & counting, I received a ton of comments and DM's about the drill and how to do it! Jump to video
Why are blind-folded challenges beneficial?
Blindfolded challenges can be an effective way to improve certain skills and abilities. When people are blindfolded, they are forced to rely on their other senses and instincts to accomplish tasks, which can help to develop these skills and abilities in new ways. Here are a few examples:
Enhances sensory awareness: When people are blindfolded, they often become more attuned to their other senses, such as touch, hearing, and smell. This can help them to better perceive their environment and develop a greater awareness of their surroundings.
Improves problem-solving skills: Blindfolded challenges often require people to think creatively and come up with new solutions to problems. This can help to improve their problem-solving skills and encourage them to think outside the box.
Boosts confidence and self-esteem: Successfully completing a blindfolded challenge can be a great confidence booster, as it demonstrates that people are capable of accomplishing difficult tasks even when they are outside their comfort zone.
Develops trust and communication: Blindfolded challenges often require teamwork, trust, and communication between team members. These challenges can help people to develop these important interpersonal skills, which can be beneficial in both personal and professional settings.
Overall, blindfolded challenges can be a fun and engaging way to develop a variety of skills and abilities, while also challenging people to step outside their comfort zones and push their limits.