So you found the one sport that you had the most fun, with the least amount of injury acquired in a game. Now, you probably want to be more than just a good player of the sport, whatever it is, and you can, it will take a bit of time for you to get better at it but by following the right path and right attitude, you can become a very good player of any sport once you find love for it. So let’s talk about the approach and the steps needed to get you started in bettering yourself.
The first thing you have to definitely have is the right attitude, without this you will pretty much reach a wall in your development, and if you don’t develop the right attitude towards sports in the beginning, it could affect your career (should you choose to pursue a career in sports) and your relationship with your team.
A positive attitude is the most necessary thing for a sportsman, or rather for anyone really, if you are negative about reaching your goals in life you will never get there. Taking your failures and setbacks as positive learning experiences will allow you to develop your skills greatly. Remember, winning is great but you learn more when you fail, take the lesson of your failure in and allow yourself to grow from it.
You will also need to be respectful to your coach, team mates, and even your opponents. Giving people the respect they deserve will allow you to form bonds which will help you grow as a sportsman and a person. Being good at a sport is more than just being the best player, it is about being a respected player, through your abilities and the way you handle people.
And lastly, patience, if you do not have the patience in training and in game you will never be able to grow properly as a player and you will make poor decisions when it comes to games. Wait and do what you can now, your growth will show in time, and opportunities will open up.
So be positive, be respectful, and be patient, be all of this and just have fun when playing and you will grow.
Training to become the best is a bit more complex, as it will depend on the individual and their goals, so I will be writing about advice that can be applied in general.
- Get Fit
You play sports, you probably are fit, but what I mean by this is to aim for your peak condition as an individual. Watch what you eat and train your body for maximum efficiency.
- Get a Trainer/Coach
They will be essential for your growth, as they will guide you the right path and teach you what they have experience in the field. We expand on that on another article.
- Learn More than One Sport
This will help you be more flexible, finding a way to apply what you know in one sport to another will allow you to become a formidable player.
- Challenge Yourself
Be careful not to hurt yourself, but keep challenging yourself to go beyond your limit a little bit every time.
- Keep Practicing Your Sport
It is simple enough, the more you practice the more you get better in something.
Do all these and you’re on a great start to become a very good athlete.