Any individual sport or team sports, it is important to have a great team and be surrounded by great people to be successful. It is also important to surround yourself with greatness within your inner circle. If you want to achieve outer success you need a great inner circle. If you want to be a pro athlete or want greater success in your sport make sure you always surround yourself with positive & great people, people that will force you to level up and raise your standards.
You are the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with for better or worse. You show me your friends and I will show you your future.
So if you are an aspiring athlete but you're friends are just playing around not training not doing much except partying every weekend and not giving a damm about their future guess what's going to happen to your sporting career. Beware of your friends that make you feel bad about your dreams, goals and ambitions.
Champions have friends and family that forces you to level up and raise your standards.
Be Brave Be Strong and Never Give Up
Play the game on and off the field!