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Preparation for Perfection – The View
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For some, it’s listening to energizing music. For others, it’s downing their favorite candy bar at the last second. Whatever it takes to go out on the pitch, and play the best they can.

Many South athletes have their own little ritual that they do before every game to get pumped and excited for the game they are about to play.

Arley Anderson, freshman on varsity volleyball, drinks a cup of coffee when she gets home from school on every game day.

“I’m just always tired after school, so I drink a cup of coffee to get some energy for the game,” said Anderson.

During the first couple of weeks of volleyball season, she was making quite a few mistakes. After she began drinking a cup of coffee, she noticed that she was not making as many little mistakes.

“There wasn’t a drastic change, just a change in not making so many little mistakes as before,” said Anderson.

Lauren Leners, also freshman on the varsity volleyball team, always listens to a certain playlist before every game. She made this playlist to pump her up and help her get psyched. Her playlist consists of songs like “Glorious”, “Congratulations”, and “Eye of the Tiger.”

The varsity volleyball team beat Park Hill 25-20, then 25-21, moving on to Districts.

Christian Holferty, senior on the varsity football team, does not like to listen to music or eat anything special before his games. He likes to be really relaxed and calm, so when he steps onto the field, he is focused and at ease. When he gets pumped up, Holferty does not play as well.

“Most people like to listen to music and get really energized, but I like to be really relaxed before a game. I guess this came from just being a chill person,” said Holferty.

The playlist is finished. Candy bar is gone. Now, they are ready to get out there and show them what they’ve got.

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