It takes an entire team to win a Championship in softball. Every team is going to face adversity throughout the season or in the offseason months. The teams who learn how to gel and stick together through adversity are the ones who will come out on top.
Learning to play as a team takes time and practice. Even if you put a team of all-stars together, there will be something missing. Team chemistry is built on trust and spending time together on and off the field. It’s up to the coaches to enforce the importance of the team and to put the team before oneself.
There is no “I” in team. Everyone has heard this saying at some point in their sports career if they have participated in a team sport. It couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to softball. It takes an entire roster from top to bottom to win a championship. Every member of the team plays an important role, no matter what that role may be. The tricky part is learning, buying in and fulfilling that role to the best of your ability.