Under the category "strange things I think about"... Older DD played travel and (middle) school softball for a number of years. DS has been playing travel soccer for about seven years and spent a couple seasons playing travel basketball. Soccer (often, not always) does a team "cool down". If nothing else, a jog across the field to clap for the parents. I don't remember ever seeing that in other sports. Game over? Shake hands, coach speech, goodbye. With soccer, you keep hearing "development over results". I don't remember hearing that in the other sports we've been involved in. So, why? Just thought we can talk about the differences on how different sports do things.