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UNCW softball Fort Bragg Visit P Prior to the start of the 2013 sseason, the UNCW softball tteam traveled to Fort Bragg, N N.C., to complete the leaders rreaction course. T The leaders reaction course is a strategic obstacle course u usually used by soldiers to p promote small unit cohesion a and problem solving. A Although each obstacle has its own specific challenges, all entail maneuvering each member of the team and pieces of equipment from one side to the other, across platforms of varying heights, using only wooden planks to avoid restricted areas. Unlike a normal obstacle course which requires brawn over brains, the LRC demands planning and cooperation. UNCW Head Coach Kristy Norton coordinated the event as a team-building exercise. After growing up in a military family, Norton wanted the team to get a feel for what service members do, while learning their own strengths and those of their teammates. o Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team,, 82nd Airborne Division, over-e saw the event to explain the n requirements of each station and ensure the course wass 2 completed safely. The 22 n players were broken down m into three teams, one team per station. n After receiving instructions on their respective station they were given 10 minutes to plan their attack. They strategized the best ways to utilize the different-sized planks to reach various points in each obstacle and when to move ammo cans and barrels to get them safely to the objective.

2013 UNCW softball Virtual Guide

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2013 UNCW Softball Virtual Guide  

2013 UNCW Softball Virtual Guide

2013 UNCW Softball Virtual Guide  

2013 UNCW Softball Virtual Guide

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