Thursday, February 21, 2013

Play to win or to have fun

As a coach this has been very difficult for me. I coach two youth teams U14 and U16 Boys.  They play in a league and recently they played in the Northeast Regional Futsal tournament.

We all try to teach the kids that we all play for fun, but is it really for fun?  When there is a trophy for the best team and when we have playoffs and semi finals and final games then how can we tell the kids to just play for fun?

At the regional tournament we played against teams from NH, NY and MA.  The games were very heated and very exciting. We lost the final game and till today ( after 30 days ) the players of the team are still upset!  Is this fun???

What is the job of the coach to teach the player go there and have fun or go there to win or….