In today's sports-crazed culture, one where importance seems so misplaced on winning as the only defining measure of success and a scholarship as the "reason" for participation, one must wonder whether there is still value in athletic endeavor.
From my perspective, I would say...yes there is. That is the topic discussed in the article Valuing The "Process" Over The "Outcome" published on Weplay.com in their Weplay Moms section this month. Comparing and contrasting the two different thought processes, it details the advantage of the one [process] over the other [outcome]. Whether parent, coach, athlete, or just someone interested in what's going on in sports today, it is a piece you might want to take a look at.