10 Ways Your Player Can Be a Better Teammate

When players join a team, they often get instructions from a coach about what is expected of them, but, players rarely get a similar set of instructions from their teammates. However, learning what is expected from teammates can be a fairly simple process. All players need to do is list what they want from their teammates and then work to give those things first. Here is a common wish list for teammates:

  1. Talks to me - Someone who is in a good mood and goes out of the way to say hello and talk to me.

  2. Helps me - Someone who practices and learns about the game and then helps me learn too.

  3. Gives me a chance - Someone who shares the play with me by passing.

  4. Encourages me - Someone who always tells me to keep trying when something I do isn’t working out.

  5. Congratulates me - Someone who is the first person to congratulate me when I do something right.

  6. Sticks up for me - Someone who I can count on when I’m challenged by someone on the other team.

  7. Shows confidence - Someone who is positive about our abilities to win contests.

  8. Never quits - Someone who always plays hard no matter the score.

  9. Never pouts - Someone who is always upbeat even if something doesn’t go the right way.

  10. Never boasts - Someone who thanks other players for their help after making a score.

Being a good teammate takes work and thought. Players who make the effort will see the reward long past their time on the team. Special thanks to Sports Esteem for the above article.

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