Totally fair point and I 100% agree that losing is part of life. So much so in fact that I don't let my 7 year old win at anything... not even Connect 4 unless he really wins. That said, win or lose, people should follow the rules.... including following the rules of their level of play involving contact etc. I have asked our coach to pull my son from a game when he was too aggressive (inappropriately so for mite hockey)… we don't cheat. we win or lose by the rules.
And, as far as my behavior - I totally agree there too, probably not too nice to say what I said about their lack of endowment and call them shit gulls, but this is a forum for adults and I am venting my frustration over poor behavior by adults. I am and always will be passionate in everything for my kids at every level - honestly, NOW is when it matters most, because once your character is established it is difficult to modify. I am proud of my kid and fine with his loss. He scored against a team bigger, better, and meaner than his and he did tied it back to empathy for a kid he barely knows. He will be fine in life and I can live with it.T