When I was young, I used to take my ball hockey to a local high school to practice. I was the most popular girl and I was really good at it. The school was fairly small, so I didn’t have a lot of practice time. I knew I could do better than what I was doing.
This is the same thing that happened to a lot of young soccer players in the 1990s. You would get so caught up in the sport that your skills would be less and less useful.