Julianne Faucette-Johnson, former athlete with the Women's U.S National Team, talks about resolving tension between teammates by communicating openly and honestly.
First, avoid conflict whenever possible. That means being a good teammate by not talking behind each other's backs, airing out controversy when it first appears and diffusing tension whenever possible. Inevitably, conflicts will arise between two players. In order to best deal with those conflicts, approach the tension head-on. Communicating your feelings, and hearing the other person's perspective, will help bridge any misunderstanding. And remember that you and every single one of your teammates have the same goal: to win. If nothing else, allow that shared goal to mend the conflict and override any lingering discomfort.