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Micah Flynn

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From: Micah Flynn <micah.flynn@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:15 AM
Subject: [BC Ultimate] Food for thought


Hope Thanksgiving treated you well and you've been enjoying your time away from practices.

I wanted to pass along a piece from Skyd Magazine that I really liked.  The whole thing is pretty good and worth a read, but this part I think is worth reproducing here:

As much as I loved the game, for a long time I wasn’t very good. Really, not very good at all. And I was one of those players so blinded by enthusiasm for the game and for his teammates and his teammates’ skill that he cannot perceive his own lack thereof. I just didn’t appreciate the amount of work that those guys who were good, really good, put in outside of practice to get to be as dominant as they were. 

We spend a lot of time talking about getting to the gym, making time to throw, or even taking time to watch games online to make yourself a better player.  At the end of the day though, it's totally up to you how much you do.  Can you just come to practice, work hard there, and be a productive part of the team?  Absolutely yes.  And, if that's all you can do, that's enough and steady teammates are appreciated.  But, if you want to be one of those guys who is truly GREAT, it takes you doing those little things, the things nobody else sees you doing on your own to make you great.

You want to be one of the guys on the field for double game point?
You want to make sure you can defend the top guys in the region this spring?  
You want to be the guy that can put the team on your back when we need it and push, shove, and drag us to a win?
You want to be one of the guys who wins the region?

Those things are what GREAT players do, and the most direct way to get there is by doing those little things, the individual, small things on your own that add up in the long run to the big things that make you a great player. 

Keep working, even through break and give yourself a work ethic to be proud of come May.

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