`The players agree. To paraphrase, they indicate that an essential ingredient in the development of their team is the capacity to talk. It seems that a number of the team are the veritable "silent" type, and each aspiring leader is learning to speak while competing, thereby learning to communicate with both their teammates and their coaches in an inspiring and audible manner.
Communication between teammates is essential. Even, dare say especially, if you believe it's not in your nature to talk to your teammates during a practice or a contest, endeavor to speak. Say something!
The next step: say something great. Say something inspiring. Say something that lets your teammate know you care.