What we do as players goes a very long way. What you do as a player on or Off the field will say more about who you are as a player. Working hard really helps to improve your skill, quickness, and your fitness. No one likes getting up in the morning to workout, but like the Coke machine in that factory, what you put In is what you get Out.
If you don't work hard during the training, chances are you will not perform well over the weekend. Even if you are a very good player, chances are soon or later that will catch up with you in terms of your fitness and skill work. Therefore it is important as a player to go to practice and also do some extra work by yourself at home without the coach. Try to teach yourself some new moves.
A lot of coaches teach what they know, not what they don't understand. Therefore you might know something that the coach does not know how to teach or do.
Have fun, be creative, understand its only a game!!!