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What It Means to Be a Teammate

By Varsity, 09/11/18, 12:00PM CDT

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A great teammate is positive and full of energy and enthusiasm, regardless of the situation. Positivity will transfer to the other members of your team, but adversely, negativity will do the same.

As the saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in team.”  The inferred meaning definitely rings true for a cheerleader. When individual mistakes have the potential to derail the success of an entire squad, nothing is more important than teamwork. Many of the qualities that athletes develop on their journey to becoming a great teammate will impact their “future-self” tremendously. Here are 12 valuable reminders of what it means to be a great teammate:

A great teammate develops real relationships.

Success doesn’t necessarily mean winning but rather the enjoyment had throughout the season. Get to know your teammates off the sidelines and the competition floor.