Want some really good advice?
Bend your knees.
We had a couple over on Friday evening for dinner, a very active family, and they were joking about how no matter what problem their kids have, the wife’s advice is also the same; bend your knees.
Turns out, bending your knees is really good advice in just about any sport. Cricket, surfing, skateboarding, golf, tennis, you name it. Bending your knees gives one more control and allows you to absorb shock better.
Bending your knees is also about being humble, which happens to be the best advice for the rest of life. When you are humble you have more control over your reactions, and you are able to absorb shocks better.
Get skin in the game, bend your knees.