As a coach: I will not trade integrity for trophies. How I impact others matters more than any trophy. Being a sleazeball is just not my thing.
As a parent: Don’t get sucked into sacrificing your values for glory or achievements or promise of excellence. This is a lesson I learned the hard way. I can tell you now, it’s not worth it. Don’t do it!
Players: Your true test of greatness is not whether or not you become a champion in the record books, but will people remember you even if you LOSE? “Champions” come and go. Championships are won and lost every single year, but how many are remembered for the heart, hustle, and honor they displayed?