Competition, nothing, if you aren’t doing this everyday you’re not doing it right. I’m sure many of you have heard me go off on some of these points, and I could definitely rant all day about it… the point is this: practice like you’re going to play. If your practice is garbage, your performance will be also. There is nothing more telling of the way an athlete trains than his or her performance during competition. I do not buy the “amped up on adrenaline” BS. If you train the right way to begin with, you will perform well too. Strive for perfect mechanics every time. Your last rep should be just as good, if not better than your first. Don’t cheat yourself!
This is a great article from Tabata times about things you need to be conscious of when your competing: