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Calming Your Teammates

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Tamera Young (@tyoung11) is a WNBA player. In this clip, Young talks about how teammates can help each other out. In college she roomed with a teammate who would get nervous about running at practice. Young was a confident runner, so did her best to put her roommate's nerves at ease. In the same vein, Young's roommate had strengths that Young didn't and was able to reciprocate as a comforting teammate. Teammates play an important role in helping each other master skills, especially if athletes can recognize their strengths and weaknesses like Young and her roommate.