When trying to commit yourself to the sport of basketball, it is very important that you have strong support to encourage you all the way. Although family and friends might be able to push you forward every once in a while, there is nothing better than a perfect team that will constantly encourage you to perform your best and continuously improve yourself.

Basketball teams are formed on many levels – there are teams formed in schools, community, colleges and even professional teams. Of course, by the time you put in serious thought into finding a perfect team, you would have already known which level is the one that is most suited for you.

Before we continue further to discuss on ways that you can find a perfect team as a player, it is rather wise for us to discuss the meaning of a perfect team. The word perfect itself is very ambiguous and subjective. Different people have different understandings and perceptions for this word. Thus, before you even think of finding a perfect team for yourself as a player, the key thing that you must cover first is your definition of ‘perfect.’

You should seriously ponder what a perfect team means to you. What comes into your mind when you think of a perfect team? Some people think of a team full of smiling faces and laughter all day long. Others think of a perfect team as a team that can nurture their development and are supportive to them. Some think of a perfect team as a team that can pay them a huge amount of money.

So, what is your definition of a perfect team?
Just be sure that you make these definitions according to your suitable level.

The first step to take in finding a perfect team as a player is first to learn about the various teams around. Once you have found a few teams that you are interested in playing with, attend their games and practices. This will enable you to learn much more of their team culture and attitude.

When finding a perfect team, it is very important that you learn about their team culture and attitude. These two make up the definition of perfect. Some teams inculcate a culture that supports, develops and nourishes their players to become the best that they can be. Some teams, on the other hand, are only motivated by money and wins. This can be very stressful if you do not have this kind of mentality. Thus, understanding this is of utmost importance.

Once you have a firm understanding of these two basic things, you should try to talk to the coach or the team manager about the prospects for you to join them. When doing so, you should explain to them why you want to join them and why do you think you are suited to join them.

Besides that, teams usually hold tryouts before the season begins. During this time, the coach will usually talk about the team’s goals, visions, missions, and objectives. This would be a great time for you to ask questions that might help you to decide whether or not the team is perfect for you.

Whatever it is, you must ensure that the team whom you are going to play with will be able to fulfill your mental, technical and tactical needs.