You can not always win the game. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching a team that went 34 and 0. But our successes were not always measured by the W. There are two things you can bring to the game, without the help of a coach. One is conditioning and the other is effort or heart.
When you try your best you test yourself. When you try your best sometimes great things happen, sometimes mediocre things happen, and sometimes you don’t even come close to the desired outcome.
But your effort is something you can give of yourself. It is something you can control. If you give maximum effort, you will learn something about yourself, your teammates, and your team. You will have already won, because you can look at your effort as your success.
Check point. Did I give it my all? If so, then that is all I can ask of myself.
Ask an older person.. woulda, coulda, shoulda.. few things worse then regret.