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The Value Of Sports Beyond Winning

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Kayla Bashore Smedley is a former U.S. National Field Hockey team member, who played for Indiana University and competed in two Olympic Games.

Through her time as an Olympian, Kayla learned valuable skills that extended beyond winning on the scoreboard. She shares these lessons here, and emphasizes the importance of balance and perspective in life. Winning is important, but it’s not the end-all-be-all of sports. Just as in the rest of life, there are times when you’ll win and times when you’ll lose; it’s important to keep that in perspective and balance.