nat, my comment is not about actually playing midfield, but rather about staying in great shape for this very demanding position. i play (and teach) tennis so we have something in common..two sports that demand a lot on the body. a lot of my tennis students are in the high school and college age group. they often talk to me about their lack of sleep and other issues. so let me encourage you to take care of your body too, in all ways..plenty of rest, eat very healthy, drink plenty of water, milk, vegetable juices, and fruit juices! avoid energy drinks. actually, i never drink them!! mentally, i have found if i live one day at a time; i'm good to go there. ha! spiritually, well; that's your call. lol. and make good grades!!! ;-) my best wishes for you and your team. stay safe and make it a great 2013...;-)
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as with any position, find a professional to follow. Watch as many pro games as possible when your player and their team play. Where does he/she go, when does he/she go, how does he/she move to support, pass, receive, shoot. Take a look at the US Soccer web site for the men's or women's team rosters (assuming you are in the USA) and find a middy to follow. Remember too, there are 'wing' and 'center' mids. which do you desire to become?