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Does this "[FONT=돋움]made the varsity team" mean "become a member of the varsity team"? Then, as an organizer, do you have to say "organize the varsity team" in terms of organization? In this case, can't "make" work?
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st156) A young man walked up to his high school gym. A paper (tacked/tacking) to the wall listed the players who (have/had) made the varsity team. Fifteen-(year/years)-old Michael Jordan looked up and down the list. He could not find his name. Michael Jordan is considered by most experts (to be/being) the best basketball player ever. But he had to believe in himself to get there. By the time many basketball players reach the tenth grade, they are receiving hundreds of letters from college coaches (seeking/sought) to recruit (them/themselves) into their programs. However, Michael Jordan didn't receive a single letter, because Michael Jordan didn't make the team. Michael Jordan didn't give up. He believed in himself and in his ability, and he practiced and practiced. The next year he made the team and he became its star. Rejection spells failure only if you do not believe in yourself. For those who believe, it is only a challenge.
 

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'To make the team' means to be picked for the team, after proving to be good enough for it.

It has nothing to do with organising it.

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"Made the varsity team" means, to me, a bit more.
It means: "was selected as a member ....."

Similarly, "didn't make the team" would mean "wasn't selected as a member of the team...."

You can become a member of many "teams" by just showing up and expressing an interest, but not in these cases.

Hope this helps
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Oops! Rover just pipped me to the post!
 
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I mean, how do you say when you want to make a team as a coach or an organizer? You can't use "make" in that case?
 

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I mean, how do you say when you want to make a team as a coach or an organizer? You can't use "make" in that case?
You form, build, set up, select, choose, pick, etc a team; you don't make it.
 
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