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.