Coaches and teams will lose exactly half the games that are played this week. That’s just the way that competition works: there is one winner and one loser. This gets magnified even more this time of year, when winter sports playoffs are in full swing. They don’t call it “March Madness” for nothing!

It’s important to remember that even though we might lose a game, we don’t want to lose a team or even one player in the process. The scores and statistics are soon forgotten, but the social-emotional impact of the experience will live long after the games are over.

As a coach, Top 20’s Tom Cody lost plenty (and won plenty) of games. Some of his big regrets were those times when he let one of his teams or one of his players slip away into negativity, blame, and finger-pointing. Take a quick look and listen to this short video.

Click this link to hear Tom discuss this week’s blog.

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