Sometimes you have to dig deeper
Every day someone is working hard to beat you, to out perform you, to play better than you. What if you knew that you were going to lose if you didn't work hard enough, play harder or put in enough effort, to win or be successful... would you go back in time and put in the extra effort or would you settle for the loss?
Often times young athletes give up on themselves for a variety of reasons. A good coach will recognize the difference between fatigue, injury and lack of motivation. The coach will use techniques and methods to motivate the athletes and develop them with exercises such as this to show them they can overcome some of the challenges and difficulties they experience as they develop their athletic skillsets. Many of these lessons they will take with them for the rest of their lives.