AWARENESS

Offense, defense, move with a purpose.  

Observation, intentness, caring, willingness to learn, fearlessness.  These and many other attributes go into a player’s awareness, his understanding of what is going on around him and what it means.  This = RECOGNITION.  Awareness resides DEAD CENTER of the pyramid because in many respects, being aware is the HEARTBEAT of a competitive player.  Without full awareness, the player may survive briefly but not for long.