What to Do?

I don’t know, it seems that there is so much information out there that there is always a theory, idea or strategy that will give you that extra edge.

However, there is probably no one thing that will make you a good player, just a bunch of small things.

When you find yourself overwhelmed, take a step back and look at what is happening.

Just switch your mindset and try to understand yourself better. Challenge everything you do, are you doing it as well as you would like? Are you satisfied with your effort?

There is always the desire to improve, always look at what you’re doing and make use of any information you receive. Whether it is from a senior coach or the young new kid at the club, there is always the potential to learn and grow your skills. Even if it’s not worth it, at least you considered the options and evaluated the impact that option may have had. That’s what matters. Not everything will work for everyone. That’s just the way it is.

It is important to gain your own experience, to develop on your own terms. That’s the best way to grow. You can’t understand as much until you get the chance to understand it. That’s why it’s on you to learn and decide what to do and how to do it better.

Keep learning from everyone else too. Watch people play, their techniques, what they say, how they act. You want to pick up the small details that make them stand out from others, and then you want to consider if that works for you or not. Just give it a try.

If you become like a coach, watching everyone, understanding the game, understanding the players and identifying what makes good players good and what makes average players average, you’ll realise what you need to do to become a great one.