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Consistent pregame mental routine can put you in winning position this summer

Updated: June 13, 2012, 8:52 AM ET
By Lindsey Wilson | HoopGurlz

Imagine for a second that you had to play basketball with a backpack on. In addition to tying your shoes and doing your ponytail just right, you also load up your backpack with dumbbells before stepping on the court.

Seems crazy, right?

No athlete would purposely play with a backpack of extra weight. But almost all players, at some point, step onto the court with a backpack of emotions. Before the game, they pack up their virtual backpack with fear about the outcome, ...

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