ENG 0124, 8 T R
8 October 2013
A team is a combination of two or more people with a set of skills that make up one side to compete against another. There are three main factors that go into putting a team together. The first thing that goes into a team is members who are willing to make sacrifices. This might be spending an extra hour helping a less experienced player with the fundamentals of the game when the veteran could have easily walked out the door of the gym and headed home. He does this because the older player was once a rookie himself and he can remember when previous players used to look out for him, which leads into the next characteristic of a team. A team will always look out for one another and have each other’s back. When playing for a team, there is naturally a family type feel and when one member of that family is in trouble or has a need, the natural reaction of the team is to jump in and lend a helping hand. Once a team has made its way through a season and everyone has begun to bond, all the members of the group believe in one another. In baseball, when a pitcher is on the mound, the fielders have confidence in their pitcher to produce because they know that he will do his best. Finally, a team is not defined by how many games they win but, by working together to achieve a higher level of greatness. In baseball, the best team in the league could have gone undefeated in the regular season (all the games played before the post season) but when playoffs roll around, the team that wins the final game of the season is the team that has the best chemistry. What sets a good team apart from a great team is a group of individuals who do not try to spell team with an “I”, but a unified group of individuals who are willing to work together like a well oiled machine. That is what it means to be a team.