I hope this article finds more places than just Medium. Well done.
Sports indeed provides great lessons for life. I was never a great athlete (volleyball and basketball), but I still reflect on those teaching moments.
In strange twist of fate, I ended up coaching high school basketball before Covid 19. It had been 35 years since I had anything to do with this sport. I had the school's rejects, the boys who did not make the two high school teams. But if a coach was found for the rejects, pratices and games were also found.
The boys were quite chippy with each other, often criticizing each other for messed up plays. Probably one reason they were on the reject team. I think a few of them got my message.