Losing Sucks. Where is the “Undo” Button?
(Editor's Note: The end of a high school sports career can be traumatic for both athlete and parent. And when the final game ends in the loss column, it's bittersweet. ~js)
By any name and in any form, losing is a drag. Our family experienced this yesterday, when my son’s water polo team lost a playoff match to a lower-seeded team — an opponent that, on another day, they probably would have defeated handily. Post-game analysis of why they lost might be useful to the younger players, but to the seniors, not so much. It was their last game together as varsity water polo teammates from their high school. This was not how they wanted to go out.
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