MGT_300_Team_1_Final_Team_Project_v14.0

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Team U.S.A. Soccer Improving teamwork using Tuckman : Team U.S.A. Soccer Improving teamwork using Tuckman MGT 300 Team Dynamics and Managerial Analysis James Alley Connie Kim Joshua Morton Chun-Kai Tseng Team U.S.A. Soccer: Context, Outcomes, People, Group Culture, Task Requirements & Formal Organization: Team U.S.A. Soccer: Context, Outcomes, People, Group Culture, Task Requirements & Formal Organization Team USA did not qualify for any World Cup tournaments between 1950 and 1990; not ranked among the best teams. Recent leadership changes have improved the team’s chances for winning the World Cup tournament. The performance of Team USA must satisfy the United States Soccer Federation; who directly controls the team. The experience gained in the 2014 World Cup Tournament will improve the chances of winning in 2018. Team U.S.A. Soccer: Context, Outcomes, People, Group Culture, Task Requirements & Formal Organization: Team U.S.A. Soccer: Context, Outcomes, People, Group Culture, Task Requirements & Formal Organization The Team USA members are all professional soccer players from various clubs, teams both foreign and domestic. The ages of Team USA players range from 19 to 35 with the common goal being on the World Cup and National Team. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann named head coach in 2011 and selects players based on form and skill, not reputation. Team USA revolves around Coach Klinsmann who focuses on the players, the team, the game and winning. Team U.S.A. Soccer: Context, Outcomes, People, Group Culture, Task Requirements & Formal Organization: Team U.S.A. Soccer: Context, Outcomes, People, Group Culture, Task Requirements & Formal Organization Soccer is an absolute team-work required sport activity; with 11 players working together as a whole for 90 minutes. Team USA is still in its growth stage as an inexperienced team and must practice diverse tactics to win games. Coach Klinsmann is the decision-maker for Team USA; responsible for choosing tactics, training and directing. While Team USA is playing, one player is assigned as the team leader who provides instructions to guide the team. Team U.S.A. Soccer: Key Strategic Issue(s): Team U.S.A. Soccer: Key Strategic Issue(s) The key strategic issue in this case is how to improve the teamwork of the USA Soccer Team in order to improve their chances of winning the 2018 World Cup Tournament. Team trainer Mark Verstegen must focus on each of the team member's fitness, agility, nutrition and resilience. The tenure of Mark Verstegen with the German team in 2006 formed the foundation of execution to win in 2014. Because of the triumphs, there is no longer any doubt regarding the training methods of Mark Verstegen. Team U.S.A. Soccer: Alternative Recommendations: Team U.S.A. Soccer: Alternative Recommendations Coach Klinsmann should utilize and expand upon the training methods of the current Team USA soccer trainer, Mark Verstegen. Focus on improving the players ’ fitness, agility, nutrition and resilience. Recruit additional team members to Team USA from experienced soccer countries. This will allow Team USA to move into the “Performing” stage of the Tuckman model of group development. Team U.S.A. Soccer: Final Recommendation: Team U.S.A. Soccer: Final Recommendation Coach Klinsmann should employ and expand upon the training methods used by Mark Verstegen The USA soccer team is currently in the “Norming” stage of the Tuckman team development model Use drill, agility, and physical training to move to performing stage Team U.S.A. Soccer: Implementation Plan: Team U.S.A. Soccer: Implementation Plan Copy t he whole set of training methods from t op teams such as Ge rmany , Italy, a nd Spain, and re-design to fit the team USA. D ecide on the final 23 p layers earlier to allow for a longer training time and to help the team play more cohesively. M entality building among team USA players should b e applied. Team U.S.A. Soccer: Critique: Team U.S.A. Soccer: Critique A detailed break down of team practices Knowledge of how much time players spent with each other, on and off the field A better understanding of Coach Klinsmann’s criteria in choosing who is on the team Questions: Questions ? References: References Reynolds, Gretchen. 2014. Train Like a German Soccer Star. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/train-like-a-german-soccer-star/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 ChatSports Staff. 2014. How Are Players  Selected For The World Cup . R etrieved from http://www.chatsports.com/soccer/a/How-Are-Players-Selected-For-The-World-Cup-10-197-925 Foss, Mike. 2014.   How Jurane Klinsmann built the greatest team in U.S. soccer history. Retrieved from http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/06/united-states-belgium-world-cup-jurgen-klinsmann-group-of-death References: References Stromberg, Joseph. 2014.  10 things non-soccer fans need to know about the World Cup. Retrieved from http://www.vox.com/2014/6/10/5793632/10-things-non-soccer-fans-need-to-know-about-the-world-cup Viswanathan , Gautam . 2014.  FIFA World Cup: The 10 best players not picked by their countries. Retrieved from http://www.firstpost.com/sports/fifa-world-cup-the-10-best-players-not-picked-by-their-countries-1551205.html Wahl, Grant. 2014. More World Cup incentive: How much is a roster spot worth for U.S. players in Brazil. Retrieved from http:// www.si.com/soccer/planet-futbol/2014/05/20/world-cup-usa-usmnt-player-bonuses-money-ussf Team U.S.A.: Identify Presentation Changes: Team U.S.A.: Identify Presentation Changes Team 1 Presenters Version Date Name Description  1.0 08-03-2014 James Alley Initial Version, Key Strategic Issues, Alternative Recommendations. 2.0 08-09-2014 Joshua Morton Final Recommendation 3.0 08-09-2014 Chun-Kai Tseng Implementation Plan 4.0 08-09-2014 Connie Kim Critique of Case 13.0 08-09-2014 Connie, Joshua and James Edits and formatting                         Team U.S.A. Improving teamwork using Tuckman : Team U.S.A. Improving teamwork using Tuckman MGT 300 Team Dynamics and Managerial Analysis James Alley Connie Kim Joshua Morton Chun-Kai Tseng

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