Why would any coach say "we are playing to have fun and not to win?
Winning is NOT the opposite of fun and losing is certainly NOT fun. You learn nothing if you are NOT there to have fun and win.
So let's stop teaching the first line as a philosophy.
I think it allows the coaches to just "do nothing" rather than learn how to put the team together, weaker pieces and all, and still win.
I think it teaches are kids the wrong message yet I hear this from dads all the time. Please explain how being a 'Type A,' 'over focused' athlete who has tantrums when losing succeeds?
Please explain why it is fun to set low expectations for your team if you chose the so-called fun route?
I feel this is why girls, in particular, quit sports.
If you listen to the Olympic athletes, several commented that they did not excel until they let go and had fun.
Let's think about this. Thoughts.