Before Nitro Type made Teams an official part of the game, Teams were known as Clans and were 100% user implemented. Clans were fun, but not really rewarding on the game itself. With the new feature Teams the teams compete in the areas of Activity and Speed.
How to Join a Team:
Read about each team and its requirements. Apply to any team that appeals to you (and that you meet the requirements for) by typing in the search bar http://www.nitrotype.com/team/__ _ _ (the 2-4 Letter Symbol). There you may apply and hopefully get accepted.
How to create a team:
(You must be level 20 to create a team) To create a team, make sure you are not on a team. Then go to https://www.nitrotype.com/team/create . Then, pick your team tag. This will be what displays in front of your name and also display in front of everyone else on your team's name. Also, pick a cool name for your team. Then, pick your team tag color. This is the color that your team tag will be. Then, pick the minimum level and speed that users must meet if they wish to join your team. You can then add other requirements of your choice. Then, enter your password, and click create team! Congrats, you now have your shiny own team.
Nitro Type Team 2.0 Updates
Later on, in May 15, 2015, there were a few team 2.0 updates. Here are the specific updates, listed one by one: Officers Teams captains (which was formerly known as team leaders) can appoint team officers, to a maximum of five officers. Along with what a standard member can do, team officers can invite people to their team and update the MoTD. Team captains, in addition to what team officers can do, they can edit team requirements, add or remove team officers, and remove team members.
Invitation to Team Team captains and officers can now invite teamless racers to their team, even if they don't necessarily meet the speed or level requirements. This is especially useful if you want to invite someone who is really active to your team. It is also useful in the sense that then your team can get noticed on the leaderboards.
MoTD MoTD stands for Message of the Day. This is a message that team officers and team captains can post, and it is private only to the team. The same rules for the MoTD apply as for posting on the news or changing your display name. Only one MoTD can be posted per hour.
Team Status Updates
Team Status Updates are a feature added to Nitro Type on May 27, 2017. This feature allows you to inform your team what you are doing and such, but it can only be updated every 12 hours.