But when we started playing B- and A-teams, we lost 0-8. Then the kids realized they didn’t know squat about soccer and would need to really learn. We have lost every league game (the win was a scrimmage) — except yesterday.
In the last game of the regular season, we tied 2-2. Now the kids are learning how to play.
Losses are valuable. You tend to learn more from a loss — if you don’t cast yourself in the pit of self-pity. A lot of people learn nothing from a win — in the self-congratulation there is no self-study, no refining, no fixing.
If you are currently losing, rejoice. Study, work and improve. The win is ahead. You can’t get to win except by losses.
I’m proud of the progress of my co-ed team (playing against all boys teams) at Lighthouse Church School in Santa Monica.