Each teamwork quote below reminds us of something really important. No one on a basketball team is a one-man show. The power of a team lies in its cohesiveness. It's ability to complement and build on each other's strengths.
Working together toward a common goal is one of the most significant lessons we can teach our athletes through their participation in youth sports. It's a lesson they'll carry with them to their homes, schools, workplaces, and other organizations as they grow older.
And as you know, teamwork isn't always easy!
There's a lot of wisdom to be found in these motivational sayings from effective leaders across different walks of life. I hope you find some quotes that resonate with you as you help your team reach its potential.
"Teamwork does not come naturally. Let's face it. We are born with certain inclinations, but sharing isn't one of them." - Pat Summitt
"There's nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back." - Billy Martin
"Be prepared, physically and mentally. There is no substitute for physical fitness and desire. A great team has both. Be prepared for rugged physical combat as well as exhausting mental strain." - Unknown
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - John C. Maxwell
"No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork, and determination a person can overcome anything." - B. Dodge
"Teamwork gives you the best opportunity to turn vision into reality." - John C. Maxwell
"It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could do alone." - Andrew Carnegie
"To me, teamwork is a lot like being part of a family. It comes with obligations, entanglements, headaches, and quarrels. But the rewards are worth the cost." - Pat Summitt
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
"A team is a reflection of its leader." - Unknown
A Teamwork Quote a Day
"Teamwork requires that everyone's efforts flow in a single direction. Feelings of significance happen when a team's energy takes on a life of its own." - Pat Riley
"Opponents are working very hard to defeat us. Let's not do it for them by defeating ourselves from within." - John Wooden
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The freedom to do your own thing ends when you have obligations and responsibilities. If you want to fail yourself – you can – but you cannot do your own thing if you have responsibilities to team members." - Lou Holtz
"Practice the 101 Percent Principle. Whenever possible, find the 1 percent you do agree on in a difficult situation, and give it 100 percent of your effort." - John C. Maxwell
"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." - Pat Riley
"We have not come to compete with one another. We have come to complete one another." - Bill McCartney
"If you can laugh together, you can work together." - Robert Orben
"When your great players are team players, everybody else follows their lead. The best team doesn't always win – it's usually the team that gets along best." - John C. Maxwell
"Team leaders have to connect with their team and themselves. If they don't know their team's strengths and weaknesses, they cannot hand off responsibilities to the team. And if they don't know their own strengths and weaknesses, they will not hand off responsibilities to the team." - John C. Maxwell
A Teamwork Quote a Day
A Teamwork Quote a Day
"No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you're playing a solo game, you'll always lose out to a team." - Reid Hoffman
"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." Henry Ford
"Bringing together disparate personalities to form a team is like a jigsaw puzzle. You have to ask yourself: what is the whole picture here? We want to make sure our players all fit together properly and complement each other, so that we don't have a big piece, a little piece, an oblong piece, and a round piece. If personalities work against each other, as a team, you'll find yourselves spinning your wheels." - Pat Summitt
"The objective in any team sport is to transform the group from a mere collection of talented individuals into a highly cohesive unit so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts." - Colleen Hacker
"Chemistry is a contribution that teammates make to each other, but it's also something a coach can create or facilitate." - Tony DiCicco
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up." - Qoheleth
"Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success." - Stephen Covey
"Me lift thee and thee lift me, and we'll both ascend together." - John Greenleaf Whittier
"The absolute heart of loyalty is to value those people who tell you the truth, not just those people who tell you what you want to hear. In fact, you should value them most. Because they have paid you the compliment of leveling with you and assuming you can handle it." - Pat Summitt
"I love teamwork. I love the idea of everyone rallying together to help me win." - Jarod Kintz
"Laugh with each other, not at each other." - Unknown
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