After an evening playing soccer or basketball at the park or a day playing volleyball at the beach, you may have wondered that even though you really enjoy playing and are very passionate about your sport, you just aren’t able to play as well as your friends or the others that played against you. It can be very frustrating to know that you are not one of the good players at a sport you are genuinely very passionate about. It might seem like the adult equivalent of being picked last in the gym teams. Of course, there is always a way to climb the ladder and improve your skill at the game.
The first step would be to make time and prioritize your game. With increasing responsibilities, you might not be able to make as much time to play your sport, let alone improve your skill at it. You may have too many deadlines, assignments, and fast-approaching finals to be able to make time for your sport. It is important to kill the habit of procrastination and finish your work as soon as it is assigned so you have the rest of the time freed up to give to your goal of improving your sport.
Next comes practice. While YouTube tutorials on improving your sport through tips and tricks may help, you will never really improve your game till you try to implement what you have learned in a real game. It may seem embarrassing to try out a new trick in public but you need to break past those barriers with confidence and try to implement the advice that you learned online or in your solo training, in real games to be able to really grab hold of the skill and improve your game.