Last night we stood outside shivering in the cold as we watched Drew’s soccer team play in the finals. Dave has been coaching these boys for years and they are good. They are the epitome of team. Each of those boys knows their position, they know how to be adaptable, they know how to work together and this type of playing is what got them all the way to the finals.
The temperatures had dropped down to the thirties and those boys were tenacious and they played through it. They didn’t give up. Even when they were a few goals down, they played hard. They played the full game with determination and drive. In the end, they wound up losing but truthfully they are all still winners. They did their best and I think they may have even learned that once you accept that as long as you did the best that you could do, you are a winner.
Plus….they all got a second place trophy, and to twelve and thirteen year old boys, that trophy is still a pretty awesome prize.