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September 2019 • East Canyon, UT

Coming off a strong 2018-2019 season and a top class of recruits, Westminster College Women's Basketball Coach Shelley Jarrard ​was ready to take her program to the next level. In preparation of a special season, she partnered with Find Your Path to design a pre-season retreat focusing on team-building, communication, and resiliency. So far, so good. As of mid-January, the Griffins are ranked in the NBCA Top 20 and in striking distance of the RMAC championship.

Communication Chaos - For a basketball team to play in sync, they need to learn how to communicate. Here's an example of how NOT to communicate. And yes, that's Coach Shelley in the gray hoodie...

Program Elements:

  • East Canyon State Park was the retreat base camp. The site is less than an hour from campus, includes the lake and beach for activities, and offers yurt camping to cut down on packing and time needed for tent set-up. 

  • Team-building games included SUP relays and strategy-based competitions. 

  • Day 2 symbolized the physical endurance of the season with a rigorous hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.  

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