One of the most important goals of any team sport is the formation of the team. Few things are as beautiful as a group of individuals that give up selfish desires and act as one unit. All successful teams have good leaders and players who accept their roles. Getting everyone on the same page is one of the coach’s biggest challenges, especially in a society that often preaches a me-first attitude. A coach is wise if he does a little something every day to help develop team chemistry. Here are a few quotes from coaches that may help.
A team is a fist—not five fingers.
The strength of a team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.
Some people believe you win with your five best players, but I found you win with the five who fit together best.
Whether it’s in business, politics, education, or athletics, there has to be respect and loyalty for the leader. Success or failure depends on it. There are three questions from the leader that must be answered affirmatively by the group members if the group needs assurance that it can reach its desired goal.
- Can I trust you?
- Are you committed?
- Do you respect or care about me?
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
A lot of times a player has a lot of versatility. That’s really what their strength is and what their role is.
There is an old saying about the strength of the wolf is the pack, and I think there is a lot of truth to that. On a football team, it's not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.
The one thing that I know is that you win with good people.
I don't want a player that's content with not playing.
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