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Unformatted text preview: Extended Definition Essay – “Team” As a baby my first word to speak was ball. You could say that this was possibly some foreshadowing on how the rest of my childhood, and on into my adult life, would go. At the age of five I began to be involved in sports. From age five to seven I played soccer, and from seven till now I played baseball, occasionally mixing in a few seasons of football and one season of basketball. As you can see I was involved in the team aspect of sports from a very young age. Aside from a few years of karate before my teens, I was primarily taking part in team sports. Although I never had a clearly worded written definition as to what a team was and what it meant, I learned very early what is necessary to make up a team. Unity amongst all team mates, leadership, positive views and moral, and a common goal are all necessary to make up a team. Not just any team, but a successful prosperous team. Although all of these are important, without team wide unity, none of the others are even possible. If team mates cannot form as one to stand together then they will never be successful in anything they do. I learned a very great saying to drive this point home in the summer of 2006 while playing with a showcase baseball team, The Dallas Patriots. I was on the sixteen and under team coached by the owner of the entire organization. He made us the sixteen and under team coached by the owner of the entire organization....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Scott during the Spring '08 term at McLennan Community College.
- Spring '08