For example, a player with mediocre passing ability only sees what’s directly in front of him. He passes the ball to a forward with a defender on his back.
A player with good vision will quickly scan the field and find a better pass. He sees the forward is marked tightly, looks right, sees the right winger can’t shake his man, then looks left. He sees a hole in the defense. He passes the ball through the hole into space and the left winger runs to the ball.
Every player has gotten nervous before a tryout or game and many get nervous every time.
In my experience there are two types of players:
Players that get nervous before playing but quickly become confident once they start playing. I’ve known players that stay calm under tough situations during games but throw up before every game. Continue reading →