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Something tells me this would not actually be very helpful, but YMMV.
I'm new at this coaching thing, but I confess I don't see the utility of a 15 minute soliloquy after a game to deconstruct a loss for 3rd and 4th graders. They know they lost the game, and they already feel bad. Two minutes to lift up the bright spots, so they stay motivated. Maybe two more on lessons learned, Socratic style. Then a 1 minute pep talk on how they're a better team for what they've accomplished and learned on the field. Save the rest of the time for something useful, like practice.
Moxie was in Chernobyl. On a bike. A haunting report. https://moxie.org/stories/chernobyl-scene-report/
Good sportsmanship is critical for adults involved in youth sports. Some coaches get it--and for these I am exceedingly grateful. They use their position to encourage effort, courage, and solidarity. They build up the opposing players, as well as their own.
If you coach youth sports, be this kind of coach.
PSA: For a job where the standard compensation includes 4 weeks of vacation, the half-time equivalent is... 4 weeks of vacation. I seem to find myself perpetually making this case on behalf of those whose employers don't (not claim not to) realize that granting a half-time employee the same number of vacation days results in half the vacation hours.
It does seem like all the characters and their arcs are disintegrating in nihilistic chaos. And it’s not like we get any kind of accounting for why they don’t end up where they were headed. Maybe that’s the point—life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. But if that’s *all* the writers have to say, it’s not particularly worthwhile.
“On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.”
~ 25 years later ~
On the Internet ... we know the breed, age, location, estimated education, current sentiment, and which chew toys to pitch.