Sports are good for many things. They can teach you new skills and help you stay in shape.
But most importantly sports teach you how to be a team player. It is the members of a team who must work to together to not only better themselves at the specific sport, but to support each other and make each other stronger.
I have played softball, soccer, have been in dance and I am now in colorguard and I know from first hand experience when a team falls apart, there’s nothing worth playing for. When you work at what you do, you are not only playing to win that game for yourself, but also for all of your teammates who have stuck it out through practice after practice right by your side. It is those teammates who make everything you do worthwhile. If you keep in mind that everyone on the team is there for the same reason you are, then it will be easier to stick together and be a team.
No matter how you look at it, every sport has a team. A team could be defined as a group of people who play a sport and work to win. But, I believe the only way for a team to be successful is to be more than just a group of separate individuals working to win. A team has to become a whole. When that team plays at a whole the chances of succeeding are much greater.
Every member of a team must be working to reach the same goal and everyone must have confidence in each other. If everyone on a team believes in one another than you never have to worry about failing as a team, but if you can’t believe in each other than there is no way to pull through and win. Winning is important, but the feeling of accomplishment means so much more when you know that you had a team backing you up the whole time, and every single person on that team wanted the win just as much as you. Maybe your teammates are your best friends, maybe they’re not, but you have to learn to trust, believe, and have pride in your team; making everything worth so much more.