Your team scores 2 goals and it is 2-0 at halftime. You have completely dominated the game up to this point and you can’t help but think the win is penciled in. The coach sits everyone down at halftime and touches on some good characteristics of the half but is very clear in saying that 2-0 is a dangerous score. “Don’t get comfortable, the game isn’t over” is what you will usually hear from a coach in this situation, “and don’t let them score a quick goal.”
A player’s mindset and a team’s mindset is very important. There are different mindsets that are necessary for different situations. During a practice, one needs to be ready to work just as hard, if not harder, than he should would in a game. Prior to a game, there has to be focus and motivation. Prior to a big game, however, there has to be determination.