“The best part about playing on a team is feeling good when you win and being a good sport when you lose. Also having other people there for you.”
“I think the best part about playing on a team is playing with my friends. I get to have fun with them and I also get exercise.”
“I think that the best thing about being on a softball team is that I get to have fun!”
“I think it is fun to be on a team because you get to work together!!”
“I think the best part is that you get to play with friends and when they congratulate you on a good job or great serve or whatever you did.”
"Playing with people you enjoy and making friends with the team."
"I think that the best part about playing on a team is that it gathers so many people and you get to know other people and you learn how to play like a team not a one person game."
"I think playing on a team could maybe be fun."
"I think being on a team is cool because it is teamwork."
“Having a team to cheer you on and do team work together.”
“The best thing about playing on a team is: my school basketball team is amazing because we grow into this bond with each other that can't be replaced with just another player. My team and I have a telepathic mind trick where we always know where each other is on the court. It's just incredible.”
“The best part of playing on a team is working together.”
“The thing I like best about being on a team is you work together to try to win. Plus it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's really about having fun.”
“I played on a soccer team once, but that was when I was like 8. Our team was called the LOONEY TUNES! We each had a cartoon name. I was Wile E. Coyote. It was fun. We got to play games when we were practicing.”
“I hate playing on teams but I guess the best part of it is you are never alone and you don't stick out.”
“The best part is that you make a lasting friendship that lasts all your life.”
"Playing on a team is fun. There might be someone that you do not like on that team BUT you should still play as a team."
"I think it is fun having a friend on my team so we can hang out. I also like having friends that I don't know on my team so I can make some friends.*-*"
"The best part about being on the team is having fun. You get to have a little competition (the good kind) and you feel great about yourself. You stay healthy and this all adds up to FUN."
"It allows you to have more friends and meet new people, which is essential in life!"
"You get to give people a chance to play."
“Winning a game and getting a trophy.”
“I think the best part of being on a team is working together to score points and also managing to have fun while you’re at it. To me that’s what sports are all about.”
“I think the most important thing is that you can just have fun with it and not care about winning. Yeah, you might get a trophy but memories last even longer than a trophy does.”
“Hey!!!!!! I am a goalie in soccer and I think the most important part about being on a team is that you can have fun with your teammates and get exercise. So if you play a sport just go out there and have fun with it!!!”
--The Brunette, 11
“THE BEST PART ABOUT PLAYING ON A TEAM is the fact that you have other people to help you achieve the goal; on the other hand, you also work for the benefit of your teammates. Your triumph is not entirely your own and the other members’success will be automatically shared with you and the rest of the team. :)”
"The best part about being on a team is making new friends."
"I like to win and have fun. I also like to meet new people!!!"
"I like being on a team with my friend Babe. It rocks my world,yeah!"
"Being with my friend Chickie is an awesome reason to be on a team. Win or lose, mistakes or none we are still best friends forever."
"I think the best part about playing on a team is winning new friends, working together and playing as hard as you can. I also like thinking about what is going to happen next."
"I think it does not matter if you lose or win. All I want is to just play."
"I think the best part about being on a team is getting to know other people. Also having fun and learning."
"I think it's about the group you play in because you could meet new friends."
"I think that the best part of being on a team is that you get to be with your friends or make new friends while having fun!"
"I think the best parts about being on a team are that you play fair and being with your friends. Making new friends and hanging out with them is more important than the game."
"I think the best thing about playing on a team is you are always with somebody."
"I think the best part about being on a team is having fun and enjoying the game. Making new friends and chilling with them is cool too."
"I think the best thing about playing on a team is winning."
“I like being on a team because you meet new people and teammates are always there to help.”
"Having fun and winning."
"You can be good at the sport and you get a team uniform."
"I think that the best part about playing on a team is meeting new people and playing together."
"The best thing about playing on a team is that you can always trust someone to be there for support."
"The best part about being on a team is playing with your teammates, having fun, and working as a team!!!"
"I think the best thing about being on a team is learning to work together and depending on each other. I play soccer and you really have to depend on your teammates to get you the ball."
"I've never played on a team before but I really would like to. I'm very good at
SOCCER. It is my favorite sport. It would be the sport I would play on a team for."
"The best part is you having fun."
"I think the best thing about playing on a team is being a good sport to one another. It doesn't matter if you don't make a goal."
"I don't really think there is a best part but I think when you are on a team sport like basketball or football, you make better friends, become more compatible, and grow up not only thinking about yourself but thinking about others as well."
“You get to make new friends!”
“I think the best part of playing on a team is cooperation. This is an important part of playing team sports.”
“I think exercising as well as being a team and cooperating.”
“The best part about playing on a team is knowing that your family is growing. Everyone on your team ends up being a new member of your family because they're there for you to support and cheer you on. I'm on my high school color guard team where we toss and perform with flags, sabers, rifles, and hula hoops. It's hard work but we always end up fooling around and having fun, no matter who's in a bad mood.”
“I think the best part about being on a team is to just be with teammates.”
“I think the best thing about being on a team is that you learn to get along with other peers.”
“The best part of being on a team is winning together and being able to share it with others. It's fun when you win by yourself, but it’s even better when you can share it with others and have something to talk about. Trust me, I play on a softball team!! And it is so much fun!”
"The best part about being on a team is knowing that you do not have to do all the work!! For example if you get hurt, then one of your teammates can go in for you. Also there is no I in team. Those are some reasons why teams are great!!!"
"The best thing about being on a team is meeting new people!!!"
"I think the best part about playing on a team is when your team gets a point."
"You get to work with other people and you get something for it."
"What is it with every other girl cheerleading? I'm not a prep nor wish to be.
I play football, basketball, and do not do cheerleading!"
"I like making new friends, learning a new and exiting sport, and having fun doing it."
"I think if you're on a team it counts a whole lot. If you're in a fire and you do not help anyone else out, do you really think that they will help you? Being part of a team is a really important job. Who do you think would block the goals or help score them?"
“The best part is that my sisters are on my soccer team and we work together! Oh yeah, my sisters names are Ashtyn and Jana and my name is Alex.”
“You learn how to work together and make new friends along with being more energetic in athletics.”
“The best part about playing on a team is working together. When your teammates accomplish something you know they've been working on, it's a great feeling.”
“I think the best part of playing on a team is that you get to play with other kids. For example, passing the ball and letting everybody have a turn. There is no ‘I’ in team. Have good team sprit and play your very best. You can achieve great goals when you are on a team.”
“You make friends for life and you use teamwork together. Playing by yourself can get pretty boring sometimes. Even in swimming (which is considered a self sport to some) you work together to cheer each other on, give each other pointers, and of course... SWIM, SWIM, SWIM!”
“Not all the pressure is on you all the time like baseball, football, and basketball.”
“I luv team sports cuz u make friends and have lots of fun. I luv basketball and sometimes soccer. I hate staying inside and when I’m grounded from staying outside I feel like I’m in jail. It’s better to express your feelings so you’re better at things u luv to do!”
“The best parts sometimes are winning and just having FUN!”
"I think the best thing of playing on a team has to be teamwork. Because the team has to work together or they won't succeed."
"In P.E. we are in a groups called 1, 2, 3, and 4. I'm in group 1."
"I think the best thing about team sports is you have more than one person to rely on. I also like team sports because I like to get involved in sports. I know I sound like a mom when I say that, but it's true. Even though you lose, you all lose together like a team. I think that it's important because even though you lose you had fun trying."
"I think the best part about playing on a sports team is you make good friends and it's good exercise. It keeps you fit and if you play the sport a lot and are in good shape you're comfortable about yourself."
“I hate playing on teams for field hockey in gym. I know I must sound like a real jerk, but I feel like nobody listens to me. They don't know their positions and don't care to. I really should relax and not be bent on winning so much. Team sports can be fun like basketball.”
“I'm in cheerleading and it is very challenging. I really like to cheer but a few girls on the team think there the captain. I still like to cheer.”
“When you all work together to win.”
“You get to met new friends sometimes if you are new to a team.”
“I do play tennis and the best thing about that is that you're involved. You play your best and even if you lose, at least you have tried. During the games and before I go out to play, I like to wish everyone luck and encourage them to do their best!”
“I think the best thing about being on a basketball team is learning new things.”
“Cheerleading is so cool!”
“I think the best part about playing on a team is that you can meet other people.”
“I think that being on a team stinks because if you are really good and someone else screws up, you lose the game because of them. I personally think reassuring them that it is ok and they did everything they could is wrong!”
“The best part of being on a team is that your teammates are helpful to you. They also care for you when you probably got hurt or maybe the other side teases you. The team is always there to help you up, no matter what!”
“I play basketball. It is really fun and it is good for your body. You should play it.”
“I think best part of playing on a team is having fun and the competitiveness of moving to the next step. The idea of not always winning but knowing the game and understanding each teammate is good too.”
“I think the best part about it is that you have other people there to help you so that you don’t feel like you’re the only one playing. You don’t have to work yourself so hard.”
“You actually get to play.”
“The best part of playing on a team is being with friends and being active. Play as many sports as you can now. You only live once.”
"The best part about playing on a team is trying hard to reach your goals. If you want to get a score in soccer, then you are going to try and get a score."
"Hey! I think the best thing about playing on a team is you get to work with different people and have fun!!"
"I think that teamwork is the best part about playing on a team because you can get help when you need it."
"I think it is the friends you make on that team. The team may only last for one season but friends last forever. Usually those friends are the most honest, so you can trust them."
"The best thing about being on a gymnastics team is that it's hard working with others when you want your coach and he's working with someone else. It's hard in gymnastics with a team because maybe someone's hurt and only your friends can help because your coach is outside on a phone call or something! It's hard being on a team even though you could be the best. You can't just say, 'Oh no, I'll be fine, go work with him/her.' Never say that because you're always going to need help in sports, horses, school, home, and anything!"
"I don't play a whole lot of sports, but the best part about playing on a team is just working together. When I do play sports I feel like I grow closer to my fellow players."
“In my opinion, the best part of being on a team is getting to know people more closely and having friends that care. Teammates can help you when you mess up. Sometimes they might fight but true friends don't fight!”
"YO! I think the best part about playing on a team is that if you are trained well enough, work good together, and have fun at the same time, you're likely to have fun and probably win the game too."
"The best thing about being on a team is you always know that you have friends."
"I think what is fun about sports is having FUN."
"I think the best thing about being on a team is WORKING TOGETHER."
"You get to know other kids and work with them as a team (and show off)."
--Climber Girl, 13
"The best part of being on a team is that even if you're not good at a certain part of the sport, then you can blend your team's skills into one and lean on each other. "
“I think handball is fun!!!”
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