Saturday, December 4, 2010


This post is dedicated to the guys that are trying out this Sunday for the ODP, go Team CHINA. Let me start by congratulating you guys on a job well done. According to me y'all are winners, y'all won the most difficult part of this journey by telling yourselves that you want to tryout. You guys have conquered the fear that most guys did not. By saying you are going to tryout that means you already won half the battle as a lot of players are scared to go tryout, and for that I would like to congratulate you guys.

Now lets talk about the second battle which is the actual tryout. The best advice that anyone can give you especially during times like this is to just be yourself. You need to understand what you have and what you don't have. For example, if you are a skillful player with no speed, then stick to the basics, do skillful things and stay away from trying to out run other players with the ball, rather let the ball do the running. Another example is if you have speed but yet not skillful, use your speed to help make you standout. Stay away from trying to dribble the ball too much if you know that's not your strong hold. But I believe since you are trying out, you at least have some of these stuff that I have mentioned above. Now the key is understanding what you have and use it to better help you distinguish yourself from the rest of the players.

Control what you can control and understand that you will not be able to control other things, like say for instant how other players pass you the ball or how the coach feels about you. All you need to do is go out there and give it your best, know that by the time you leave the field you have done everything you can and you played your hardest, but smartest.

Let the rest of the things that is out of your control take care of themselves.

Go Team China