5 Most Effective Ways to Make Contributions For Your Team
Contributing to your team is not only about what you can do on the field.
Your contributions can be simple such as being a good teammate, doing well in school, being a good listener, helping others even when you’re not asked to, the list goes on.
Here are effective ways to make better contributions for your team.
1. Being accountable
If others can depend on you, you will be given more opportunities and responsibilities.
Every opportunity is another chance to prove yourself as willing and able to help the team in any way possible.
2. Giving it your all
Trying your best at all times. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for your teammates.
If you don’t play a lot it’s important to still train as hard as you can. You playing hard in practice will get your teammates ready when it comes to games.
Trying to better yourself each and everyday will lead to good things for yourself and your team.
3. Doing the most with what you have
Be an optimist and stay positive about your situation. You are lucky to be able to play the sport that you love and your heart should be evident. If you get three minutes of playing time just so that another one of your teammates can have a breather, make that the best three minutes you’ve ever played.
A negative attitude will adversely affect the team.
4. Being comedic relief
There are inevitably always going to be difficult times during a season. While not taking away from the realness of the adversity, occasionally it is beneficial to try to make your teammates laugh.
Humor has the ability to bring people together and since cohesion is a huge part of any good team, being funny and laughing together is a good start.
5. Having good intentions
Good contributors are all about the team. Selfish players only look to better themselves which can make them unfortunate teammates.
Great teammates look out for one another, protect one another, care for each other, and put the team above themselves. They will do whatever it takes to help the team be successful. When you have players like this on a team, you are more likely to succeed. Ideally, all players will be positively contributing at all times. Sometimes this isn’t the case because we all get competitive and everyone has their own agenda.
The best contributors put their own agendas aside and have the team-first mindset.