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Paul Rabil: Embracing Team Culture

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Listen in as Positive Coaching Alliance goes 1-on-1 in interviews with top pro and college players, coaches, executives and other major sports figures who provide tips, tools, information and inspiration for youth and high school sports coaches, parents and student-athletes.

This 1-on-1 interview features Major League Lacrosse player Paul Rabil (@PaulRabil). Rabil was a four-time All-American at Johns Hopkins University and currently plays for the New York Lizards. Here he explains his passion for Lacrosse and his experiences growing up with the sport.

He shares his opinion on the great qualities of coaches and discusses the way his youth coaches impacted him as both a player and a person. He also explains the benefit of being coached by multiple coaches and talks in depth about what his coaches did to have players embrace a positive team culture.

For Rabil, the importance of an organic and authentic team culture could not be overstated. Not only were coaches integral in developing solid team culture, but a team would only succeed on the field and off it if a team captain or leader owned this responsibility also. In Rabil’s experience, team leaders and coaches needed to focus on team culture together for the team to succeed.

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