Running Up the Score

 

The SAY Motto is "Kids Having Fun." It is also important for players to develop skills while having fun. When a game's score becomes too lopsided, it is not benefiting either team. The team that is losing by that large of a margin will usually become discouraged and not play to their potential. They are definitely not having fun. The team that is winning finds it easier and easier to score because the other team is discouraged. A good sense of  "sportsmanship" is necessary to prevent running up the score. A good rule-of-thumb would be if your team is winning by five goals, it is time to give your team a bigger challenge.

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