As my playoff journey came to an end, the A.Y.S.O. team that I coach was just beginning their double elimination games of playoffs. These girls continue to amaze me with their desire to achieve greatness at such a young age. Their first game was back and forth, the other team scored one then we scored one, the other team scored one then we scored one. Unfortunately, with seconds to spare, the other team scored. However, this wasn’t the end of their season, it was double elimination so they would have to lose another game before they were out. The second game began and our team had a lot of confidence because they beat this team in regular season play. However, the game was tied and the final whistle blew the ref made it clear that the girls were going straight into penalty kicks (aka PKs). Unfortunately, my girls lost after seven rounds of PKs.