Teams succeed and fail according to the sociability, as well as the playing ability, of their members. Great teams are families whose players trust each other, give frank feedback to each other, accept that feedback and work together to achieve common goals. In the process, they laugh and cry and they recover and succeed together. Team members who are not integrated may take either too much responsibility or not enough responsibility for outcomes of the group.
Having played for successful teams and having experienced the joy and satisfaction of common success, I always strive to recreate that experience as a coach. We discuss leadership. We look for leadership traits in each other when choosing captains. We understand that no one can succeed alone. We integrate newcomers. We study success and failure while looking for ways to improve.
Ballan Campeau, Bainbridge Soccer Coach
Sociability: How Families Learn Together with Love and Respect
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD
Each of us wants our children to develop positive relationships—to experience the power of unconditional love, support, friendship, and encouragement throughout school and life.
But we also know that creating and sustaining relationships is hard work—effort that requires a cooperative ability to interact with others.
Psychologists call this capacity sociability, and we recognize it in children when we observe their enjoyment of being together—chatting, joking, laughing, working, and creating friendships. Sociability often gets confused with being an introvert or extrovert. But if we think of sociability as a higher level concept than introversion or extroversion, this attribute is easier to grasp. Read Entire Article