FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players _ from little league, to high school, to college and even the pros _ are rarely all that groundbreaking: Try your hardest, don’t lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up. In the case of 12 youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand, it helped save their lives.
Unsure of their prospects for more than two weeks while they awaited rescue from a waterlogged cave, the group of kids and their coach found themselves in a life-and-death struggle that placed an acute focus on the value of teamwork, positive attitude and strong leadership. (Thai Navy Seal via AP, File)
FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players _ from little league, to high school, to college and even the pros _ are rarely all that groundbreaking: Try your hardest, don’t lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up. In the case of 12 youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand, it helped save their lives. Unsure of their prospects for more than two weeks while they awaited rescue from a waterlogged cave, the group of kids and their coach found themselves in a life-and-death struggle that placed an acute focus on the value of teamwork, positive attitude and strong leadership. (Thai Navy Seal via AP, File) AP
FILE - In this July 3, 2018, file image taken from video provided by the Thai Navy Seal, Thai boys are with Navy SEALs inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. The day-to-day pearls of wisdom imparted by coaches to players _ from little league, to high school, to college and even the pros _ are rarely all that groundbreaking: Try your hardest, don’t lose focus, support your teammates, keep your chin up. In the case of 12 youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand, it helped save their lives. Unsure of their prospects for more than two weeks while they awaited rescue from a waterlogged cave, the group of kids and their coach found themselves in a life-and-death struggle that placed an acute focus on the value of teamwork, positive attitude and strong leadership. (Thai Navy Seal via AP, File) AP

Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

July 12, 2018 01:37 PM