It happens to all athletes at one time or another:
You’re up against an inferior team and, within the first few minutes, you realize that your team just expected to show up and win. For your athletes (and maybe even you) the excitement of tough competition wasn’t there. Your athletes look sluggish and unfocused; the other team is playing their hearts out. What you thought would be an easy win ends up being a tragic loss against a team you were so certain you’d beat.
Losing is hard on everyone, especially when you expected to win.
What you anticipated as an easy win turns into an embarrassing failure. Sadly, a loss such as this could have been easily avoided by implementing a few strategies to get your team focused and ready to win.
Read Five Strategies to Help Stop Losing to Weaker Opponents by Lindsey Wilson and learn five tactics for creating, regaining, and maintaining the mental sharpness to keep your team on their toes, regardless of your competition.