In a Florida State University study, winning doubles tennis teams talked strategy twice as much as losing teams did.
The study also found that winning teammates vocally encouraged each other nearly three times as more often than losing teams did.
“Emotional exchanges help teams feel more capable” explains study coauthor Gershon Tenebaum, PhD
In other words the more a team talks to each other with purpose, enthusiasm, and encouragement the greater the chance of success.
A Season In Words by Dan Spainhour