Overconfidence preceded lack of confidence.
We would start most games cocky. Then when we started to make mistakes or face tougher-than-expected competition, the false confidence gave way to self-defeatism.
We would jinx ourselves.
But on Tuesday, Lighthouse Christian Academy decided to start the game different: with humility and determination.
As is the case with most sports, the psychological game wins the game.
We won against Hillcrest Christian School of Thousand Oaks in three sets, confirming dominance started in a pre-season face-off.
In the first game, a big hit against our confidence was a ref’s call. We saw the ball as clearly landing in, but the line ref said it was out. Even an opponent volunteered to the ref that the call was wrong, that it was in.
But the head ref ruled it out.
It blasted our momentum. Read the rest of Psychological game wins the game – Santa Monica Christian school.