Sportsmanship is one of the most important life skills coaches can teach their athletes. It is the foundation skill of how we act before, during and after the game. This skill must be practiced when we win or lose and whether we’re happy or sad. As coaches, we hope that sportsmanship develops and matures into real life citizenship as athletes move into adulthood.
Defining Success And Handling Failure – There’s no escaping it; losing happens. In life, they say only two things are guaranteed – death and taxes. If you coach, you can add a third guarantee. Your athletes will lose, and some of those losses will be heartbreaking. And that’s not always a bad thing.