I guess I could be considered a weekend warrior. I play sports for fun. Hockey, Dek Hockey, Streek Hockey, Softball, etc. It's what I love to do, and I've been doing it ever since I can remember. I'm athletic, but I'm not a good athlete. I'm a weekend hack, just like every other guy. I've slowed down considerably, and the old knee aint what it used to be, among other things that ache me. However I love to still play.
I play street hockey with a bunch of guys who've been playing for about 25 years. It's my 4th year with them. I enjoy it, and look forward to it. It's great fun, and a good workout. These guys are hardcore, and I'm glad to have hooked up with them. I used to play with a bunch of other guys, but they chose other paths for fun.
My issue though with this sport or any that I play for that matters is my inability to focus. Call it A.D.D., call it whatever, I have a horrible time focusing when I play. This has always been the case, ever since little league baseball and youth soccer. I've had many coaches and teammates tell me over the years if I would just get my head in the game, I'd be a better player.
I know this, but I don't know how to focus. When I'm playing the game, I find myself at times watching the action as a fan, rather than as a participant. Needless to say that does wonders for my game. I'm out of position, I'm offsides, I'm not hustling, I get hurt... It sucks.
I've got another 30 years in my of doing these sports. So if you have any tips on how I can get in the game, and nurture my love for playing...please let me know. Help.
I'd also like to figure out how to get more of old friends back into the swing of things to play like the old days. I miss the old days.