Tag Archives: Teamwork

True teamwork is beautiful

“To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.” ~Mike Krzyzewski

One of the flaws of teams is that they demotivate people. When somebody on a team slacks off, they expect others to pick up the slack. Teamwork becomes beautiful when everybody selflessly dedicates themselves to their teammates, and together they exceed the possible and move into the realm of champions. Do you struggle with making your team work in unity? Does effort drop when you are playing from behind? Check out the first two articles on teamwork in eSport psychology.

Team unity - When player's don't click
Team motivation - Competition versus Mastery

Teamwork is work

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford

Teams all go through phases when they form, create habits and sort out roles, and eventually break apart. Average teams try to keep together at all costs, hoping they will progress and eventually succeed. The best teams focus on working together, knowing their success will ultimately drive their unity. This month’s article series is about team atmosphere. Start working on your teamwork today!

Team unity - When player's don't click
Team motivation - Competition versus Mastery

Knute Rockne on teamwork in sports

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.