Team sport is any sport where a team of players works together to achieve a common goal. It involves setting goals, communicating, handling conflict and solving problems in a positive and trusting environment.
Generally speaking, team sports can provide many benefits for athletes and their families. They promote health and fitness, encourage healthy lifestyle choices, increase cognitive abilities, improve mood, and enhance social skills.
One of the most important advantages of team sports is that it teaches children to value hard work and dedication. These lessons can be applied throughout their lives as they continue to pursue their athletic goals.
Being on a team also teaches children to deal with losses and to turn them into learning opportunities instead of letting them depress them. It also teaches children how to put winning in its proper perspective and how to understand that every athlete experiences a loss at some point.
Teamwork is a key element in all team sports and it helps children become resilient and adaptable as they grow older. In addition, being on a team can teach children patience, confidence, and discipline.
Group norms play an important role in defining and shaping behavior among members of a sports team (Carron & Eys, 2012). These norms are based on shared assumptions about what is expected of teammates by group rules, expectations, and traditions.
A rich research agenda is needed to better understand how these norms interact with other factors that affect the effectiveness of sport teams. Studies should be conducted using a variety of methodologies to capture team interactions unobtrusively, including verbal and nonverbal communications. These patterns of unobtrusive interactions should then be statistically mapped onto team effectiveness in the various domains of sport.