Perserverance builds the character

It’s really easy to let defeat make you want to give up. But it’s so importantly to fail and learn what it feels like to lose.

One of the greatest lessons a coach can teach a child is to lose with grace and humility, and then keep going and try again. So many people try to shield their children from knowing loss and defeat- but no matter how hard you try- sooner or later, children will fail at something. And if children can learn how to accept failure as a speed bump in the road- and not a stop sign, then they will be able to use perseverance throughout their life to overcome obstacles as they get older.

Children can often learn a lot more from being on the losing team, than the team that always wins.

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