Sportsmanship

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  1. GRAMPA 06

    GRAMPA 06 New Member

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    Sounds like she got confidence in her ability from the coach and trusted him/her. A girl laughing with her parents is best of all. Nice job.
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    I have witnessed the very same thing happen when others are put in at goalie. Great perspective to have in life as well.
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    The learning wasn’t from the coach’s confidence in her. He put her there because most all of the PDP kids want to play center mid and forward. Lots of kids had to play positions they didn’t play normally. The learning came from having to suck it up and do it or sit out. As she’s matured she looks back at the situation as broadening her soccer IQ and that she needed to work harder if she wanted to be the starting center mid in a group of all stars.

    In my mind, competitive youth soccer is 5-10% about winning and team success, the rest is about personal and player development. That is why the experienced folks on this board encourage players to be put in uncomfortable situations . Helps in life and on the pitch.
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    In a pre-season HS game last night, my daughter’s team was up 3-0 early. By the time they were at 5-0 they could only score with their head and her team was playing with 8 total on the field. The score ended at 5-0. They carry a roster of over 20.
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    Got it. Thanks.
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    Sounds like using their head worked
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    WTF? How many goals does the "top goal scorer" still need when her team has already blown out the other team? You sound like this player is your grandkid .. is she?
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    All of the girls play different positions every game. Not just one scorer on the team. The girls just call me grampa.
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    I call BS. Troll.
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    @UpperV.

    “True story,”. Don’t care if you believe me or not.
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    Didn’t mean to quote you, my bad. Sounds like it was handled perfectly. I question Grandpa’s naivety as legit tho.
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