After Crushing Loss, Coach's Speech Reminds Team Why They Play

by
Lauren Burgoon
After Cumberland American lost in the Little League World Series, Coach David Belisle gave the best speech.

David Belisle's team may be out of the Little League World Series, but he certainly deserves a coach of the year award.

After Belisle's Cumberland American team was eliminated from the series Monday, the young players were understandably in tears. Belisle's speech to them was both understanding and awesome as he encouraged them to dry their eyes. 

"The only reason why I'll probably end up shedding a tear is because this is the last time I'm going to end up coaching you guys," Belisle told his players. 

They may have lost the World Series, but Belisle reminded his players they're bringing home something more important than a trophy. 

"That's pride. Pride," he said. "You're going to take that for the rest of your life, that you provided for the town in Cumberland. You had the whole place jumping, you had the whole state jumping, you had New England jumping."

His speech only gets better from there. Well done, Coach Belisle!