Teamwork is a crucial part of sport. So much so that even individual-sport athletes often practice on a team in order to become their best. It quickly becomes apparent to new coaches in team sports that a team’s play together matters much more than each individual’s contribution.
The secret of winning football games is working more as a team, less as individuals. I play not my 11 best, but my best 11. ~ Knute Rockne (College Football Hall of Fame Coach)
For more information from sport psychology on how to improve your team game as a coach, captain, manager, or player. Check out Mind Game’s article series on team atmosphere.