The difference between playing to win vs. playing to avoid losing

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

•Kids who play to win are enthusiastic and confident; kids who play to avoid losing are often timid and scared to play "all out"

•Kids who play to win get their teammates excited about winning; kids who play to avoid losing watch the scoreboard and hope to come away with a victory

•Kids who play to win play with their head in the game; kids who play to avoid losing often look lost while playing

•Kids who play to win play hard till the final whistle; kids who play to avoid losing often seem like they have quit even though there is still time left in the game

•Kids who play to win often learn the importance of this lesson and transfer it to all areas of life; kids who play to avoid losing can transfer this sub-par mindset to other areas of life (such as school)