What is Team Sport?
Team sport is a group activity that brings people together to share in comradery, fun and exercise. There are many types of team sports around the world, from football to baseball to volleyball. Some are even played on a large scale, like the Olympic Games or Wimbledon. Team sports are more popular than individual or dual sports, such as running or mountaineering.
There are many benefits of enrolling children in team sports. It teaches them to work with other people, and it also encourages them to think about the whole group rather than themselves. This is important for their growth as adults. It will also teach them to accept setbacks and learn from their mistakes. It will also teach them to work with people of different personality styles.
Studies of team collapse in sport have shown that initial underperformances evoke negative thoughts and emotions that may increase pressure for the entire group. The result is an escalation of behaviors that can contribute to the choking of the team (Wergin et al., 2018).
Some of these behaviors include a cautious playing style or a lack of communication between teammates. Some players will also start to externalize blame, leading to a breakdown of the main strategic system of play. This is why it is important to understand the behavioral profiles of athletes, especially those who are underrepresented in your team. For example, if your team has too few Steadiness (S) style athletes, it may be difficult to implement game plans.