Don’t look to fix a broken process. Look at how you can make things the way you want them to be.
“You play football with your head, and your legs are there to help you.” – Johan Cruyff.
Develop the young mind, and the young legs will catch up.
Why do you want to win? Nobody likes the feeling of losing. The real question is this: What do you consider winning to be?
Youth coaches are leaving a legacy. They leave behind ripples in the lives of others. If you throw a rock into a lake it creates ripples a long time after the rock is disappeared and at the bottom of the lake. We all leave ripples.
Mental toughness is leaving it all on the field, because anything else is less than you owe yourself and your team for all the work you put into being there to start with.
Well meaning motivational types will tell you to “Go big or go home!” Sometimes going home means you went big and made it out the other side – which shows a lot more mental preparedness than simply going big.