Cool. Keep in mind I am rounding 40, so you probably have a leg up on me.
The thing is, one thing I realized real quick is as soon as I slacked off on the basics, stance, lightning quick response to shooting attempts, heel toe knee on my shooting attempts, not following movement but staying fluid, resisting standing up out of fatigue, these guys ate me alive. I mean kicked my ass like a school girl. It was remarkable.
A big part of why they wanted me to come up is because it was obvious I could muscle them.
At times it helped, but only if I used all the other things I referenced above. Otherwise, I was fresh meat.
I coach K-8 kids and every year I get a 4th or 5th grade kid who is just starting out. Up here, that's a problem as most kids at that point have 200+ matches under their belt, easy.
I always take these kids under my wing and am relentless with them on the basics.
Again, I think you will do well. Just be that guy. Strive to beat guys who when you first showed up, smoked you. Avoid frustration, which will be hard to do, and see everything as an opportunity to get better.
Honestly, I'm excited for you bro. Get after it.