At mid-point during a game, the coach calls one of his 7-year-old
hockey players aside to talk with him.
The coach asks, "Do you understand what cooperation is, and what
a team is?" The little boy replies, "Yes."
you also understand that what matters is not whether we win or
lose, but how we play together as a team?" The little boy nods
the coach continues, "I'm sure you know, when a penalty is called,
you shouldn't argue, curse, or attack the referee. Do you understand
all that?" Again the little boy nods his head yes.
when I call you off the ice so that another teammate gets a chance
to play, it's not good sportsmanship to call your coach a jackass,
now is it?" The little boy answered, "No, sir."
said the coach, "Now please go over and explain all of that to