There are certain basic rules and norms that must be followed when one is training together as a team. A certain level of bonding is expected between each and every member of the team. However, you certainly will have some team members with whom you are closer. This is perfectly acceptable and even advisable.
To have the same level of comfort with half a dozen individuals does not make sense. On the other hand, having closes sense of friendship or bonding with one of two members is often beneficial for the team. At the same time, it is important to make sure nobody is left out. People do not play sports just for commercial and monetary benefits. There is also a question of self respect and satisfaction.
At the end of the day, working together and sweating it out for success is what makes the effort worthwhile. If any team members feels isolated and left out, it is only going to backfire on the team’s performance. Hence, while close bonding between one and two members is acceptable, it should not end up in formation of a clique.
A team that solves its problems and issues off the field is the one that will perform well on the field. The training process should not only focus on the best case scenario but also on the worst case scenario. Sudden injury to a fellow team member and poor performance by a substitute should not be treated as an excuse. Rather, the training process should be so comprehensive that remaining members are in a position to step it up when needed.
To ensure this, it is important to identify where you differ with other team members. To know that you disagree with your team on specific points and to have the ability to deal with these disagreements in a professional manner is very important.