Having an accountability partner can change everything. Knowing that someone else cares and is watching can be a powerful motivator. This is particularly true when we are attempting to develop a new routine such as daily training.
Many Japanese companies, including Toyota, Sony, Panasonic, follow a mentor-protégé practice called Senpai-Kohai (pronounced “sen-pie, ko-high”) in which they pair up senior employees with junior employees to guide and advise them through their careers.
This breaks down barriers between older and younger employees. It instills in the senpai (mentor) a sense of responsibility for the next generation and gives the kohai (protégé) the security of having a senior looking out for them.
For our summer training and into the season, we’ll be partnering everyone on the team in a similar fashion.
Each player needs to provide 3 choices for their Senpai-Kohai partner from our team. Selections should be made using the Google form below.
Seniors (3rd year U18 players) and Sophomores (2nd year U18 players) will be Senpai. Rookies (1st year U18 players) will be Kohai.
Partners will be announced later this week.