Dear Freshman Field Hockey Player,
Get out to the field and just soak it in…
Shake off the nerves; shake off the worry and just play…
Play every game, every practice like it’s your last…
You never know when it will be your last..
This is an honor. An honor to be on this field…
Warm up, and take deep breaths..
Inhale, then exhale and release everything that is on your mind..
Treasure the sweat that is dripping off your head, things could be worse..
You could be on the beach, not preparing for the big game..
This is your preparation, this is the primer to your paint..
It’s preseason, the time you can mess up, but you have the time, the time to improve..
Take what you learned and put it into your play, don’t talk but do..
Don’t think.. just play..
You don’t need to think, you’re good enough to be on this field..
You have the knowledge in this sport to be on this field, so what is there to think about..
And remember, it’s your favorite hobby, this is the love of your life.. ENJOY IT..
Smile, this is the peak of your field hockey career.. this is it..