I love to shoot sports events. It's probably one of my most favorite types of photography. I get a rush of adrenaline before the game begins and I feel excitement building in the moments before the start. Lots of self conversation and questions are buzzing through my mind. I try to get in the zone and focused, mentally prepare. I shut everything non-essential out of my head. "Where's the best spot gonna be? Is the camera setup and ready to go? Do I have the right lenses on hand and ready. Are my camera focus settings right? Backup gear ready?" Pretest everything one more time. Shoot the players, some crowd, check, recheck.