Team sport teaches children the value of commitment and training, setting goals and achieving them. It also teaches them delayed gratification and dedication, demonstrating the power of hard work in life.
Team sports are an excellent way for children to learn social skills such as communication, cooperation and leadership. This can help them in their future careers and beyond.
Trust: It is essential for good teamwork that all of the members of a team are trustworthy with one another. A lack of trust will lead to a disfunctional team and a weakened sense of community.
Enthusiasm: A high degree of enthusiasm is essential for a team to thrive. This means that each individual must be able to share the same drive to win as the team as a whole.
Motivation: According to technical literature, team athletes have a higher desire to perform in a group than individual athletes. This is because team sports require cooperation to a large extent during performance (cf., Rees and Segal, 1984; Van Yperen, 1992).
Time management: A key skill for successful team sports is effective time management. The ability to manage your time effectively can save you money and avoid burnout.
Team rules: In a team, there must be clear rules for how to live together and behave. These rules should be agreed to by all of the members of the team and internalized by everyone.
Lothar Linz explains the most important rules for a successful team in his book “Erfolgreiches Teamcoaching”. The first rule is that the group is more important than the individual. The second is that the group has a right to belong and must be treated as such. The third rule is that a group must have a leader who identifies with the values of the group and sets the goal for it.