Ten Tips Towards Teamwork!

TeamworkTeamwork is a very important ingredient on the field, on the court, or in the workplace. Here are 10 tips that will help you achieve positive results.

  1. Get to know your teammates. You’ll be together for the entire season.
  2. Know what your responsibilities are. Make sure you know all the responsibilities of your position. If you’re new to an activity and aren’t sure, ask your coach.
  3. Communicate. Express how you feel and encourage your teammates to do so as well so that everyone’s on the same page.
  4. Think outside the box: Don’t be afraid to suggest a new idea that could improve the team’s efforts.
  5. Leave all the drama and stress outside of the game! A big smile and a willingness to play will likely rub off on your teammates. A positive attitude will ensure an even stronger performance.
  6. Listen to your coaches and teammates. Paying attention during practice and during pre–game planning makes a difference.
  7. Be committed. Being part of a team will likely mean you’ll have to make sacrifices. For example – you might have to wake up earlier than usual to practice. Make sure you’re completely dedicated, and give nothing less than 100%.
  8. It’s not all about you. There’s no “I” in team. Even if you’re the star player, a team can’t function without every member.
  9. Identify your team’s goals early on. From day one, you and your teammates should establish a list of things you’d like to accomplish. Winning shouldn’t be the only objective. For example; you and your teammates may decide to work on the offense, and you may wish to work on your serve.
  10. Love what you do and do what you love! When you choose to play a sport or activity that you love, practicing won’t seem demanding.