We can’t win every game. Today was a tough loss at Bedford, 1-0. The boys are playing well, but that does not always result in goals or wins. After the game, Wayland soccer parents have often provided snacks for the players. To the parents these are “snacks,” but to me they are often full course meals! Through many a stuffed mouth I have mumbled a hardy thanks!
Today we had the “snacks.” This time after the game often lends itself for conversations to occur with parents. One parent came up to me, smiling. In fact, win or lose, I have never noticed this parent to not smile. This parent lives and breathes optimism. And I thank the parent for this!
The wins and loses will really take care of themselves. Yet, if I continue to look at reasons to be optimistic with the team and the boys, we can really grow. We are a young team with relative inexperience throughout the field. But that will change as we work more together.
Yes, we lost to Bedford…but I continue to win because I learn from my players, fellow coaches, and … gasp, even parents.