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Team and individual or team vs. individual

by joanna

I’m not sure that title is perfect. What I’m trying to ask is, when you’re in an individual/team sport, how do you the athlete, you the parent, you the coach, handle specific instances.

I bring this up because it has kind of come up on today’s open discussion. The coach puts an athlete in a tough position individually, but it will help the team. How do you the athlete handle possibly not winning individually but helping win a team title? How about taking on a new event to help the team? Becoming a slapper on the left side vs. hitting on the right? It’s for the team, and it helps the team, but does it jeopardize the individual’s honors/victories?

Your thoughts?