Every year, every season, teams start out as undefeated. In middle school athletics, no one generally thinks about being undefeated until after their team at least wins a few games. However, at my school there is a tradition of memorializing an undefeated team by hanging a banner in our gym. The banner lists the team, the year and the team’s final record for the season. By the end of the first practice, all of the players, including the new ones, are aware of this tradition.
Our boys’ soccer team hadn’t had an undefeated season since 1996.