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nicclee asked:


What are your thoughts on recycling teammates, ie. being on different teams with the same one or two people? Is the point of being on different teams defeated if you don’t have all different people on them?


You know, I both get it and don’t.
I get that if you love some people on your team and love some people in your class, you’d wanna set up a super team full of super people you super love. That’s fun!
But if there’s two or three of you that are here and there and everywhere, why not just form a duo or trio?
I also find it a little weird when coaching a group that’s 50% one team and 25% another and 25% miscellaneous. I feel like the chemistry’s odd… like that half has a stronger bond than the others. It’s a little cliquey.
Or maybe I’m being overly sensitive?  Do other people feel that way? It’s the same for any team, I guess - you might connect strongly with some players and with others… not so much.
I don’t think the point is defeated, per se, but I do think it’s… something worth noting.
I originally wrote “It’s not my bag,” but players on my weekend teams overlap with my Musical team, so there’s that. And if I was gonna form a Kaleidoscope team, while it’d be different from my dream Movie team or Harold team for the most part, there’d almost definitely be some overlap.
So… I dunno, Nicole. I both get it and don’t.
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What are your thoughts on recycling teammates, ie. being on different teams with the same one or two people? Is the point of being on different teams defeated if you don’t have all different people on them?

You know, I both get it and don’t.

I get that if you love some people on your team and love some people in your class, you’d wanna set up a super team full of super people you super love. That’s fun!

But if there’s two or three of you that are here and there and everywhere, why not just form a duo or trio?

I also find it a little weird when coaching a group that’s 50% one team and 25% another and 25% miscellaneous. I feel like the chemistry’s odd… like that half has a stronger bond than the others. It’s a little cliquey.

Or maybe I’m being overly sensitive?  Do other people feel that way? It’s the same for any team, I guess - you might connect strongly with some players and with others… not so much.

I don’t think the point is defeated, per se, but I do think it’s… something worth noting.

I originally wrote “It’s not my bag,” but players on my weekend teams overlap with my Musical team, so there’s that. And if I was gonna form a Kaleidoscope team, while it’d be different from my dream Movie team or Harold team for the most part, there’d almost definitely be some overlap.

So… I dunno, Nicole. I both get it and don’t.

(This question was a toughie!)

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