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ad2606

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First game in 5 years.....
« on: June 02, 2018, 06:50:58 AM »

Playing in a cup match on Thursday night first time on a pitch in 5 years.....how does it work again?? Where do I stand??? Ha
Seriously though i was wanting to net abit first and ease in but no chance of that any ideas on what i can do to just jump back in?
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 06:52:21 AM »

Play with a smile on your face, enjoy every second and before you know it everything will come back naturally.

Good luck mate
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 06:54:44 AM »

Play with a smile on your face, enjoy every second and before you know it everything will come back naturally.

Good luck mate
Cheers matey to be fair i am nervous as hell but cant wait! Have massively missed playing!
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 07:21:29 AM »

Welcome back to the great game @ad2606 ! Enjoy it mate,even if you can't land it on the strip or get it off the square!
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 08:04:49 AM »

Play with a smile on your face, enjoy every second and before you know it everything will come back naturally.

Good luck mate

Would echo this completely. Only thing I would add is don't be scared to get involved just because you haven't played for a while, take the opportunity when it's there etc...
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 08:10:08 AM »

I had a 15 year gap from playing, first game back I couldnt believe Id left it that long. Its now a huge part of our familys life, the social side is great
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 08:22:51 AM »

Nice to read someone is starting playing again when  many are packing in.  Give your confidence and yourself a chance let ta couple of balls hit the middle of your bat before you start playing shots and enjoy it.
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2018, 08:25:58 AM »

Your answer was in the question....just jump back in . It literally doesnt matter , and if you just play the game in the moment then you wont have distractions and as many nerves . Tell yourself you can worry or analyse what it's like to play after 5 yrs once the game is over .
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 09:23:35 AM »

Be sure to stretch out and warm up properly before the game. I always end up walking like robo-cop for a few days after the first game of the season as the muscles get used to being used again
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 09:44:46 AM »

Be sure to stretch out and warm up properly before the game. I always end up walking like robo-cop for a few days after the first game of the season as the muscles get used to being used again

HAHAHA  this used to happen when i was in my 'peak' fitness dreading the Friday shuffle!!

Cheers for the replys everyone, hopefully i will survive to play a second game!
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 03:55:08 PM »

Be sure to stretch out and warm up properly before the game. I always end up walking like robo-cop for a few days after the first game of the season as the muscles get used to being used again



Just walk around saying "your move creep".  :D
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Re: First game in 5 years.....
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2018, 04:00:11 PM »

I was hoping to have some temporary softs and a stick sorted before i played but the for sale board on here is rather sparse at the mo :/
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