Playing team sports can be a fun and rewarding experience. It can also be challenging and frustrating at times.
Regardless, very few teams finish the season with the same starting line-up or personnel that it began the season with. Whether it’s injuries, coach’s decision, or players making big improvements, the end of the season usually looks nothing like the start.
That’s why it is so important that all team members embrace every practice as an opportunity to improve and give themselves a better chance of earning playing time. You never know when your chance will arrive, but chances are you will get your opportunity sometime during a long and arduous season.