What are some good rituals?
Haka. It works for the all blacks.
Yeah but that’s a lot of shit to remember on top of the game plan, and you have to have all your teamates do it with you.
It’s a cool thing to watch though.
To the OP:
I’m guessing you play basketball, right?
Make a shot plan (checklist) and stick to it for your pre-game shoot around. Baseline shots, turn arounds from the free throw line, left side drives to the rack, right side drives to the rack, jump shots from pre-determined spots, etc.
Stick to your checklist and see which shots are falling for you that night, and take those shots during the game rather than force shots that aren’t working that particular night.
I use a similar plan for golf. I hit the range before a round and see where all my clubs are hitting that particular day. So, for example, if I’m hooking my 8 iron on the range I’ll know that during the round I’ll probably be doing the same thing and I’ll stay away from those yardages as much as possible.
Hope that makes sense.