Play Like an “ACE”

22 Dec

50bed2117d894.preview-620[1]ACE is my acronym for aggressiveness, confidence, and energy.  They are critical components for your athletic performance and, ultimately, success.

Aggressiveness

You’ve got to keep pushing… keep moving forward.  If you miss a shot, take another.  If your shot gets blocked, take it harder at your defender next time.  If you get fouled — and there’s no call — play through it.  If you make a mistake, learn from it and keep going hard.  It’s difficult for a player to deal with an opponent who maintains an aggressive style of play from start to finish.  Play hard!

Confidence

Believe in you.  Practice, practice, practice.  A work ethic that incorporates quality, technically correct repetition will help you develop an unshakeable faith in yourself regardless of the situation.  If you miss a shot, take another — and believe the next shot’s going in.  You’re going to make mistakes… we all do.  But winners learn from their mistakes and turn them into learning opportunities.  Believe you will be successful and you’re halfway there.

Energy

Rev that engine.  Step on the gas and play with a “high motor.”  Play with energy and enthusiasm and you’ll wear your opponent out!  It’s important to be in control, but hustle at all times.  Strength training and proper nutrition are essential to your energy level, so take care of your body.  Once you’re on the court, go, go, go!

Your opponent can impact your game.  That’s the nature of sports.  But only you have control over your aggressiveness, confidence, and energy.  Don’t allow your opponent to take that away from you.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

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2 Responses to “Play Like an “ACE””

  1. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

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