Every morning, for the past few years, I walk in our local park.
Its a wonderful place where I can start my day with a brisk walk, without worrying about road traffic.
Today, I noticed something interesting. Why does the path twist, when it could be straight?
Why so many curves and turns?
The answer, from an engineering friend is simple enough, “Sure they could make the trail straighter, but it would be less engaging. It curves and meanders so that those using it enjoy it more.”
That makes sense.
In this case, the distance between two places (people seldom-using the path to continually-using the path) is not a straight line.
Could you apply this to your sports program or team? Could a twisting path impact retention?
Maybe a few twists and turns in your training, exercise program, workouts would help engage the users.