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“Together, We Can Do This”: The Best Sport Teams Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

SLATER, Matt and BARKER, Jamie (2022) “Together, We Can Do This”: The Best Sport Teams Are Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts. Frontiers for young minds. ISSN 2296-6846

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Once upon a time, it was believed that the sport team with the best individual star players would be most likely to win all the trophies. Then one day, athletes, coaches, and sport fans, together with scientists (including sport psychologists), noticed that this did not always happen—so people began to doubt the idea. This was a concern because, for coaches to create great sport teams that can reach their potentials, the key ingredients for team success must be understood. Over time, there has been a shift from looking at the talent of individual star players to looking at teamwork. In this article, you’ll discover how the feeling of connection and relationship between players—their sense of togetherness—is the key ingredient in sport-team success. You will also learn some ideas for how to develop togetherness.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: teamwork, coaching, leadership, groups, environment, connections.
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Sport and Exercise
Depositing User: Matthew SLATER
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2022 15:03
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2022 04:30
URI: https://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/7475

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