The Importance Of Teamwork In Sports

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Michael Jordan once said,” Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” Little did I know how hard work and teamwork can make such a difference. Without working together we accomplished nothing, but came out with a hard-earned victory in the end. In the third grade I played baseball for the Downers Grove Park District, playing with all my friends was extremely fun, unfortunately we were the last place team with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses. Our record didn’t stop us from going out on the field every game and trying out best. Teamwork makes the dream work and that’s how we went from the worst team to the champions.
Most of my teammates were friends but some were complete strangers. Every practice we grew closer
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It didn’t end up how we projected. We beat ourselves that game. Rather than feeling all sad some of the parents brought some snacks for after the game which always put a smile on our face. We then went on to win the second game as well. To celebrate our win, as young kids, jumping in some mud was the best idea we came up with. 14 kids all jumping in a pile of mud, covered head to toe in it. It was a blast for us, but not the parents who had to wash our uniforms. Unfortunately that was the last win of the season. I was so passionate about baseball back then that at sometimes I didn 't want to go to games, knowing that we were going to lose. During most practices we would all mess around and not try whatsoever. We refused to lose more games. Practices became way more serious and longer in a way that would make us all better and function as a team. We focused on drills that would make the team function as a unit and not focusing only on ourselves. Our team was getting a lot better and games were getting closer. We finished the regular season with a record of 2-14, and given a clean slate in the playoffs. We finally we snapped our insane losing streak the first game in the playoffs. We played each team at least twice so our coaches

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