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“What Role does Respect and Sportsmanship play in making a Team successful?”

Any type of sport is just not about winning or losing, but most of the time, factors like respect and sportsmanship is what makes a team successful. "Victory is remembered for at most two decades; an act of good sportsmanship is remembered for a lifetime" (Simon Nguyen). Sometimes, not being able to conduct good sportsmanship and respect among your own teammates and opponents is what ends a player’s career, as that is also what fans and others observe in players. These two major aspects of a sport should be followed in order to become successful.

Sportsmanship and Respect are quite simple rules and manners which should be followed by a player when playing any sport. Simple aspects like following the rules of the game, respecting your own teammates, opponents and the officials, and playing fair is quite a major part of a game. “Some people define good sportsmanship as the ‘golden rule’ of sports — in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you would like to be treated yourself. You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.” (Teens Health; Sportsmanship). The way you behave with your teammates and others actually plays quite a big impact on your team work and how you play. In terms of your own team, maintaining a good relationship with your teammates can really improve chemistry among the team and allowing more goals to score, as you would be playing selflessly and giving your teammate opportunities in the game to help them improve. That way, even if you are a vital figure in your team, and you are out from game or even a tournament due to unavoidable circumstances, your team would perform as well as they would normally. In terms of actually playing the game, respecting your referees leaves a good impression and...
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