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The Importance of Teammates

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We’ve all been there before, that early, cold, 8:00am game. You’re tired, you’re groggy, you’re shivering, and your cleats are soaked with morning dew. I understand how hard it is to be there, but this is the moment when your teammates play a big role.Penn State softball homerun huddle You get to come out here and hang out with your best friends first thing in the morning. That’s the aspect that makes those 8am games fun. In life, when the going gets tough and you hit a wall, it’s your family and closest friends that get you by, right? Those are the people you turn to. It has to be the same way out here, on this team. This is a part of your family. When things get rough out here, you turn to your neighbor, you work hard for her. Your bond with her is so strong, that you strive team cohesion chicoto make her look good at every opportunity. You sacrifice yourself to promote her success. That’s when we will excel as a team, and you will excel as individual players. When we commit to being  “all for one and one for all”. When nobody cares who gets the credit. That’s when those special, unforgettable, incredible moments happens. That’s where championship teams and players are made; that’s the foundation. Team cohesion is an essential ingredient to success.

Team cohesion applies in life as well. If we all cared a little more about the people around us the world would be a better place. If we helped each other out without needing recognition for good deeds we do. We could truly excel as a society and grow as social beings. Selflessness is an invaluable trait. So start here, on the softball field, for your teammates.

Quote of the day:

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another a candle. That’s what you guys are here to do, light each other up.”

About smarcia12

I am a special education teacher who also holds a MA in Sport Psychology.

2 responses »

  1. Excellent points! Ultimate teammates sacrifice for each other and help each succeed on and off the field. I plan to share this with my 18U team. Thanks!

  2. So happy to hear you enjoyed my post! It’s a great life lesson to take away from the field. Good luck with in your 2013 season!


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