The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. The sweet feeling of success when you score that goal in the last second of play. The dive in the dirt to tip the ball around the goalpost for a save. Let's face it. The drama of competition is half the fun of playing any sport. Of course, people have different thoughts about competition. Here are a few quotes that you can think about:
“It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game.”
“It doesn't matter if you win or lose, as long as you win.”
Those are two opposite philosophies, but I think everyone would agree with a third quote:
“It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's THAT you played the game.”
Adding competition makes most sports more fun. Practicing dribbling or shooting can be fun for a short while, but then it gets dull. You need to have a little challenge.