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Winning Behaviors

If we brought together athletes, coaches, parents, and athletic administrators and asked them the following question: “What does a scoreboard measure?,” I bet we would be surprised to see all of the areas in which we agree. Key to that agreement is that fact that the scoreboard not only measures my team’s performance, but the other team’s performance as well. On a scoreboard there is my score and my opponent’s score. No matter how much I commit to stopping my opponent, their commitment is also a factor that is displayed on the scoreboard. Because I cannot totally disregard the fact that the opponent contributes to the scoreboard, I cannot solely base my performance on it.