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"Team Beats Talent When Talent Isn't A Team"

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Chris Rotelli (@ChrisRotelli), Director of ADVNC, is one of the most accomplished lacrosse players of all time. Chris was a 3X NCAA All American, 2X First team All American, USILA Midfielder of the Year, 4X MLL All Star, 3X All ACC, ACC Player of the Year, and a 3X High School All American. In 2003 he led University of Virginia to an NCAA Championship, and was honored as the ACC Male Athlete of the Year, and the Tewaaraton Award, given to the nations most outstanding lacrosse player. With over 15 years of coaching experience, Rotelli’s goal is to help young players achieve their dreams.

Here, Rotelli explains how team chemistry is important for success. He says that “team beats talent when talent isn’t a team” and that cliques need to be addressed and eliminated because they negatively impact a team. How do you manage this? Keeping players well-connected helps everyone stay focused. Not everyone will have a role on the field during game time, so Rotelli suggests giving those players a different role to keep them engaged.