Ever since I was assigned a prestigious semi-final match for next week Tuesday, I have been mentally preparing to make it my best performance ever. SEP Games 9&10 on Tuesday followed by three Boys JV summer league games last night, let me focus on three major areas that I hope to nail by Tuesday:
1) Situational awareness: players, score, fouls, clock. Know the numbers and the tenor of the game and manage accordingly.
2) Communication with coaches and players: Answer questions, not comments, by coaches and players, politely, firmly and without emotion. Effective communication here keeps coaches in check and the game moving.