Team sport is a form of competitive play that involves members of the same group working together in cooperation toward a common goal. Humans appear to be the only species that engage in combative team sports and fighting (see Deaner and Smith 2013; Sipes 1973). Sport teams differ from conventional groups in that their internal processes are often stipulated by and controlled by external regulations such as game rules, equipment specifications, maximum roster size, playing time limitations, training requirements, scholastic eligibility, and other exigencies.
Depending on the type of sport, it may require a lot of practice and communication. For example, rowing is a team sport that requires multiple teammates to perform the same task in one boat, and it takes a great deal of coordination and strength from the crew to achieve success. Baseball is another popular team sport that requires a lot of practice and communication between players, and it is important to have a good understanding of your teammates in order to succeed.
The benefits of participating in team sports are vast, and it teaches children how to work effectively with others. In addition to the obvious physical and social benefits, such as learning how to celebrate wins with your teammates and sharing the burden of defeat, team sports also teach valuable life lessons. These include perseverance, delayed gratification, and a sense of responsibility for both the team and the individual. In addition, coaches and fellow teammates serve as powerful role models for kids, demonstrating the importance of dedication, patience, and hard work towards an end goal.