Tuckman in Action
By: Dennis van der Spoel
Today Feijenoord Rotterdam has beaten Ajax Amsterdam with a 6-2 score at one of the most significant games of the season. And it's a perfect example of Bruce Tuckman’s Team Development Model in action. In the first half of the season, Ajax's defence only conceived 8 goals against in 17 matches. In the first 2 matches of the second half of the season they have already conceived 10 goals against. What happened?
As Matthijs de Ligt, Ajax's captain put it: "The first half of the season you could see that we were a team, we now played two league matches after the winter-stop and we didn't play as a team on both occasions."