Rugby players Clive Woodward and Ryan Jones, cyclist Dave Brailsford, footballer Matt Jones and athlete Tasha Danvers give insights into what makes a successful team and what brings a team together.

This clip is from:
More Than Sport
First broadcast:
23 October 2009

As they watch, students could take notes on what the sports people explain to be important parts of a successful team. A class discussion could then follow. Discuss the characteristics of a good team: factors that bring a team of individuals together, selflessness v selfishness, how individuals look after their own performance while working for team mates, how a less gifted group can outperform more gifted opponents through teamwork. You could include less obvious examples of teamwork, such as cycling or athletics, where team mates are not on the pitch/track together. Students could be put into groups with classmates they normally don't socialise with, and have to cooperate to solve a practical problem.