Winning or having a chance to win.  

Putting the pieces together as demonstrated by our Pyramid of Skills is no small or easy task.  A fraction of youth basketball players reach their competitive potential for a variety of reasons.  While this is no panacea, the simple concept that COMPETITION DOES NOT EQUAL COMPETITIVE GROWTH is a succinct description why so many kids struggle to compete.  It’s because they compete TOO MUCH!!   If winning and competing is actually important (playing and winning are NOT ON THE SAME PLANET), we believe the practice-to-game ratio should be roughly five or six to one, that is 5 or 6 times as many practices as games.  Games are merely a measurement of skill.