Those who know the true purpose realize that a team is a vehicle that transports its members toward a greater life. A team is a classroom that teaches valuable life lessons using the particular skills of a sport. A team is a philosophical and social family that provides life-long membership.
Disparate individuals bond together to create a synergistic, cohesive whole capable of far more greatness than any singular part. Keep this purpose in mind when you join a team.
From September 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com