Sports teams usually have a combination of the following sorts of players -
- Developing Talent, and
- New Recruits.
The starter - usually means you have had time to develop your skills, you understand the game plan, you have chemistry with your fellow team mates and you are reliable without being boring.
If you are a reserve - this probably means you are good at what you do but there is someone who is that little bit better than you are. This isn't a crisis situation but it allows you the opportunity to watch what the starters are doing and to work on your own game out of the spotlight and the glare of watching crowds.
So which type of player do you think you are? Do you understand your role and how pivotal it is?