The best sports team are consist of player who are willing to work together and willing to make a sacrifice for the sake of their team. The team that would simply perform better than other groups is the team with the unselfish player who support each other towards the betterment of their sports team. That is also one of the major reasons why being a good team player is important. Especially with football and soccer, unity, cooperation, and understanding one another are the key to be the best team, everyone needs to know each other roles in order execute the planned strategy smoothly and properly.
Here are tips on how to be a good team player:
- Always be the “We Player” and not the “Me Player”
The “me player” only think about themselves and only consider on anything if it is related to them. They also only concerned from the aspect of game that might affect them in terms of points and scores.
This is completely different from the “we player” whereby they are mainly considering and only prioritizing on the team. They understand that they are part of the team and it would be part as their commitment in helping their team to win regardless of their individual role in the team. In ensuring the sports are being played fair, the element of sportsmanship should be highlighted as part of the team practice.
- Encourage others and work hard
Not everyone in your team will be motivated to work hard all the time, so it is your part as the team members to give some encouragement to your members to be better in practice or in real game.
Encouragement to your team members could be done by spending time with your team member in sharpen and developing their skills. Besides, the extra practice could help to improve your skills and strengthen your bond to be working as a team.
- Cheer for your teammates
Every time your teammates score on any points, it is important for you to cheer for them to show your supports. Despite at that time you are playing not that well and feel slightly discourage, yet it is crucial to keep up with the positive attitude and show some of your encouragement to your teammates. It is believed that it is not easy to be done, yet it could increase you team morale and increase the quality of the sports that you are playing.
- Never point out fingers
Mistakes is completely inevitable especially in sports and it is completely wrong for you to blame other and point out your fingers. It is important to stick together as a team and accept the winning or losing together.
No one is going to be perfect in sports. Learning to overcome such mistakes is the element that will improve on the team performance. Besides, a good team player should stay positive, helps the team to stick through thick or thin and the most important is to show some of proper encouragement to your teammates.
- Sacrifice for your team
Another important tips to be one of the good team players is to sacrifice for your team especially in assisting your teammates to perform better and help to score point to your team.
For example in the football match, you will have the possibilities to sacrifice yourself in using your body as a blockage to make a great block to assist your teammate to score points.
Be a great team player is important is ensuring the performance of the sports team is maintain for the betterment in the future.