The 13 Best Things About Being On A Sports Team
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The 13 Best Things About Being On A Sports Team


The 13 Best Things About Being On A Sports Team

People who have never played on a sports team just don't get it. But to you, your team means everything and you wouldn't trade it for the world.

1. Together, you all suck wind during the first run of the season.

Cardio? Yeah, don't put any of us down for cardio. We all know that no one's first run will be as good as the last of the season, but hey, you'll be out of shape and need to work to get that endurance back together.

2. You'll complain about the abs and planks you'll probably have to do at the end of practice.

So you mean we can't leave practice without holding a 1 minute plank? Can't we just end it on that last kick a** play we just made? Nah, you'll have to suck in that stomach and feel the burn.

3. You can rely on someone's Chipotle radar to find your post game lunch spot.

You all love food and you're gonna enjoy it together. And I mean LOVE food; all of your stomachs are like bottomless pits. Road games call for a post-game meal/snack before the trek back to your stomping grounds.

4. Brutal honesty doesn't bother anyone.

If I'm out of position on the field, I want you to be honest with me. If you think I can perfect a skill by taking on a different approach, I want you to teach me. I value your opinions because you are my friends and teammates and we all want the best for each other.

5. One team member's excitement is another team member's excitement.

The best feeling is when your team is happy for you when you score a goal, hit a single, make a three-pointer or huge tackle for the team. Your individual efforts are what contribute to the greatness of your squad.

6. You win together, you lose together.

The excitement comes in wins and disappointment comes in losses, but together you experience and grow from it all.

7. Jokes about your rivals never get old.

What did you call them? Only you and the squad will ever know.

8. Jokes about each other are also timeless, (and all in good fun).

NOTHING goes under the radar with your team. Jokes and embarrassing moments are the first things to grace your group chat. And you'll never live it down.

9. No one gets grossed out about how much you sweat during a practice or game.

You sweat so much that your head actually steams when it's freezing outside and your shirt is usually a darker shade of what it was supposed to be when it's hot out. You're the first to take off your layers after the warm up run, but no one really gives a damn.

10. You can never get enough pasta because pre-game pasta parties are BAE.

Nothing like a carb load up the night before a big match.

11. Working out never seemed so fun.

Wait, I'm burning calories by joking around and playing the sport I love with my best friends? How is this possible? Can all exercise be this fun???

12. You spend half of practice cracking up and goofing around, yet still win games because you're a kick a** squad.

Sometimes it's hard to look back at a practice and find a time that you accomplished any drill or play, but hey, somehow it works.

13. You've become a family.

Whether these team members started out as friends or total strangers, there's a different kind of bond that forms after you play with each other for so long. These are your brothers/sisters and you would do absolutely anything for them, on and off the field.

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