Today we are going to talk about what you should do in a position battle. Every single athlete has to compete at some point in their career. But how should you handle it? How can you make sure the competition with a teammate doesn’t get the best of you and effect your game. Today we are going to talk about how to do that.
I think the main thing you should focus on, personally, is the well being of the team and what you can do to help the team get better/win games. That’s personally what I would look for as a coach and I think that’s what all coaches would look for. At the end of the day they just want to win. So can you put them in the best position to do that? A lot of guys get so caught up in what their competition is doing and watch everything they do rather than focus on themselves and how they can help the team. That’s how you win a position battle. You put the team first, it’s not about winning over coaches, it’s about winning over the team. The coaches want someone who the team will go to war with. If that is you, you will most likely win the battle. And just because you are competing with someone doesn’t mean you have to hate them either. You can be professional. Don’t talk bad about them or be negative towards a younger guy. You guys are all on the same team. You can compete and still be professional. While other times it may not be that way, it just makes it that much better when you win. But you can’t let it get the best of you. You can’t be so focused on beating another guy that you don’t care about the well being of the team. If you put the team in the best position to win, you will play. Plain and simple.