A team sport includes any sport which involves players working together towards a shared objective. a team sport is an activity in which a group of individuals, on the same team, work together to accomplish an ultimate goal which is usually to win. this can be done in a number of ways such as outscoring the opposing team. team members set goals, make decisions, communicate, manage conflict, and solve problems in a supportive, trusting atmosphere in order to accomplish their objectives. this can be seen in sports such as hockey, football, australian rules football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, water polo, ultimate, lacrosse, rugby league, rugby union, american football, rowing, cricket, baseball, quidditch, handball, soccer, auto racing and many others. every team sport is different. some team sports are practiced between opposing teams, where the players interact directly and simultaneously between them to achieve an objective. the objective generally involves teammates facilitating the movement of a ball or similar item in accordance with a set of rules, in order to score points. this usually involves careful strategic planning, good preparation, and a mental and physical toughness of each individual that is part of the team. team sports rely on all of the players working together equally in order to succeed at the task at hand. being part of a team sport requires that each athlete has patience and perseverance since the goals put forth to accomplish might take some time to meet. this involves a good deal of dedication, hard work, and good leadership over that span of time. however, other types of team sports do not involve teammates facilitating the movement of a ball or similar item in accordance with a set of rules, in order to score points. for example, swimming, rowing, sailing, dragon boat racing, track and field among others are also team sports. in other types of team sports there may not be an opposing team or point scoring, for example, mountaineering. instead of points scored against an opposing team, the relative difficulty of the climb or walk is the measure of the achievement.