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Mental Edge: How to be mentally prepared when coach calls your name

The hardest position on any team is not being the main offensive weapon or defensive specialist. It is not easy being a second-string player when you put in all those hours of training and practice, but then you don’t play when it’s game time…
It can be discouraging, frustrating and confidence breaking.
Many second-stringers give up because they do not see the immediate fruits of their labor. They start buying into the notion that they are not as good as the starters. Their poor attitude can keep them on the bench