How to make more of an impact in games

Published on July 25, 2018

If your daughter wants to continue to grow and play at the next level, it’s imperative I’ve that she be an impact player on her team.

Here are 4 things that your daughter must do in games in order to be an impact player:

1. Be the hardest working player on the field

(starting to notice a theme here?)

2. Be engaged on the field AND bench

Regardless of if you are actively involved in a play or not, it’s important to stay connected to the game.

If the ball is no where near you, you can still make in impact and help in support, read the next play, or coaching teammates. When you are proactive and connected and the play does move closer to you, you will be prepared to dominate.

When you are on the bench, you need to be focusing on and engaged with what is going on on the field. If you are goofing off or in lala land and your coach yells at you to sub in, do you think you’re going to play well as soon as you step on the field? My guess is no.

The more you pay attention to the game, the more prepared you will be when you’re called upon. Go out there and make an IMMEDIATE impact.

3. Be aggressive

One of the best ways to set the tone of the game and make an immediate impact is to play aggressively.

I don’t know about you, but if they girl I’m  going against comes out of the gate like a bull, there’s a good chance that I’m going to react to that and be intimated by her (which is exactly what she wants!!).

Being aggressive doesn’t mean you have to play out of control or be out for blood, but it doesn’t require that you get “stuck in” to tackles, fight for the ball, and fight for your team.

4. Want the ball!!

In order to make the most impact when your team has the ball is to want the ball at your feet. Generally speaking, you can have more of an apparent impact on the game if the ball is at your feet!

When you don’t have the ball, you should always be looking for how you can get the ball…

…always be looking for ways that you can support your teammates and keep possession of the ball.

Each and every one of these may require that you get out of your comfort zone…

It wont be easy and it wont happen overnight…

But, if you start to implement these things into you’re game now, you will start to see how much more of an impact player you become (and the more fun you have :))

Holler at me if you have any questions and please share this post with anyone who could benefit from this!

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