Play to Win
today at 9:43 am
It’s on you; what are you going to do? Because you went for the rebound, the ball is in your court; what play are you going to make? You showed up early for every practice and you even studied the game book, yet you rode the bench all season long, but for some reason, the coach decided to put you in the game. Are you going to make a strategic play, maybe pump fake the opposing team? Or are you so intimated by the other players that you travel? Are you going to hog the ball and not pass it to your teammates because you’ve waited so long for this moment? Are you going to play offense or defense? Are you going to lead the team to victory and take the shot or keep dribbling? The shot clock is ticking; you don’t have much time to decide.
Now that you’re in the game, you feel the pressure that you didn’t feel before on the bench. Now you understand how your teammates missed opportunities, turned the ball over, fouled other players and sometimes lost the game. Watching the game and playing the game are on different levels. Make sure you watch closely, learn from other players, and strategize so that when you get in the game, you help your team win the game!