Njb Reflection

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NJB is a special league for kids to play basketball at a high level, it is better than just a recreation league. This past year I played on a NJB team at King High, my team the Lancers, was one of the eight teams in my age division. We had a pre draft workout at the start of the season to evaluate our skill. Then we would enter a draft and the coaches would draft players. After the draft we would have time to practice, getting our playbook set up. After that period, we entered the regular season. Through the regular season my team dominated, we ended with the best record in the league. Four of the eight teams entered the playoffs, at seed one, us the Lancers. Seed two would be the Warriors and the next seed, the three seed, the Thunder. The…show more content…
The more and more I listened to this talk the more I knew we would win with no question. Here is where the decline of me and my team began. Entering the first game against the Clippers I knew in my head that the game was ours, but I didn 't want to share my opinion with the team to instill false confidence in them. Honestly, looking back at it again now I have no clue what was going through my head (well not the gameplan, that´s for sure). I could tell some of my teammates also thought the same thing, as far as the game goes it was ours. After we went through the pre-game drills and warmups we entered the arena. As we entered Martin Luther King´s gym, the other team was already there. Usually if a team is waiting for the other team to enter they are serious and ready for battle. We had a very loose atmosphere on our side of the court, I even forgot to go through my tip off routine. I always make the sign of the cross and point to the sky (God). When I realized I had not gone through that routine, I had forgot to tell God I play this game for him and I will use my abilities to the best of…show more content…
All year these sets of losses had bugged me and made me work all the time to be better. After this experience I know that confidence is a positive, but overconfidence is always a negative. This experience has driven me to be a better basketball player. Most likely it 's part of my personality, but I 'm always upset whenever I lose a game or don 't do perfect. Now I am always working to be more than just a 3 and D player. So as the tryouts for NJB near, the date for the tryouts are October 16th, so I´m to take my revenge on the league and win a
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