This post originally appeared on the LifeSmarts blog.
Hello all, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Over the break the members of the LifeSmarts team were hard at work making sure that the 2015 Nationals will be the best one yet! In addition to our usual preparation we have put together the top 7 tips to creating a winning LifeSmarts team. Below, I have included a few highlights from our list.
The first tip for a winning team is of course…PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. Work with your teammates daily using our quizzes and vocab calendars. When practicing, make sure to use buzzers if at all possible. Buzzers help to simulate live matches and make sure you are following all of the rules correctly.
Another tip includes looking back at previous LifeSmarts questions as well as creating your own questions. By creating your own questions and checking archived questions you will be able to create personal flashcards that help to reinforce knowledge that can be shared with your coach and teammates during practice sessions.
Lastly, USE IT ALL. LifeSmarts.org has tons of resources to help students prepare for competition. For example, be sure to check out our monthly TeamSmarts quizzes, they are a wonderful way to stay ahead of the game.
If you follow these tips, have a positive attitude, and remember to have fun, I guarantee you will be prepared for anything in LifeSmarts!