What Makes A Good Team? Essay

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There are thirty seconds left on the clock, my team is down by two points; I’m dribbling down the court as the time is running out. I stop at the three point line and shoot the ball and it is good! We have won the state championship! That feeling is honestly the best feeling I have ever experienced. Basketball has taught me a lot of things that go beyond the court. It has taught me discipline, leadership, perseverance, and lastly, it has taught me to never take anything for granted.
As much as I enjoyed playing basketball, practices were never laidback. Waking up at four in the morning everyday was not something I was a fan of. Our coach used to say: “Discipline is what separates a good team from a bad one”. This helped me get through a lot, not only on the court, but off the court as well. I learned to do everything with a routine. I learned that there are sometimes where we can have fun, and sometimes when we just need to take things seriously. It taught me how to work hard and do my best. It taught me that there wasn’t an excuse to break the commitment I had with my team to show up to practice. I am thankful that basketball taught me discipline and allowed me to apply it to all the aspects of my life.
Leadership was never an easy thing for me. I was an introvert and found it very difficult to speak up. In the beginning of my sophomore year our team captain had graduated and we had to vote to pick a new captain. I was very surprised when I found out I had been chosen. I…

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