Positive attitudes, belief in themselves, communication with each other, having fun, and giving it their all was what I saw. During and after every game, despite defeat, they held their heads high and played together. They went from a struggling team to a team that competed for every point in every match. Blow outs turned to close games and I now know with 100% certainty that this group of young adults have learned skills that will transcend volleyball. Growth mindset communication, effort to put their all in a situation and continue trying despite "failure", being able to collaborate with others... literally I saw and heard exactly what I believe sports has the power to be for young adults. As a coach the smile this brings to my face and the fun I have supporting them with these valuable life skills is the reason I love what I do.