We are all in transition.

From asleep to awake.

From young to old.

From naive to wise (if we’re lucky).

Our ideas about the world change almost as often as the world around us does.

Our bodies are constantly ebbing between hot and cold, sympathetic and parasympathetic, elated or depressed. It is never the same.

It’s abjectly terrifying. And thrilling. And essential.

That’s why all sports are won or lost on our ability to transition between phases; attack and defence; perform and recover; between one spin and the next.

Every coach knows the importance of mastering the transition – preparing for it and responding when it happens. Because the only time a transition is a problem is when we fight or ignore it.

Master those transitions, and nothing will phase you.