Taking a Loss

Yesterday my team lost thus ending our season. Every year I want so badly to win the championship and I try really hard to get my players to try their very best but only a few players actually tried their best. I see a lack of fighting spirit and it is discouraging to watch. Ultimately I take it as a failure as a coach, there’s always something I and my colleagues can improve on but it got me wondering if it’s part of a bigger problem. Are we getting less competitive as a population? Is that even a problem or is it a good thing overall? I think competition strengthens us and our bonds with both our teammates and opposition. It forces us to be better humans while also having fun. But maybe I’m just indoctrinated by my American upbringing, who knows?