The more you can learn with some preseason scouting trips the better prepared you will be when that exciting time of year finally rolls around.
Expert skiers learn to condition their bodies in the preseason for peak performance on the slopes.
Having scored a goal for his new club, Rangers, in a preseason game against Old Firm rival Celtic.
The preseason is, mercifully, almost over.
Here are some things that came into my mind last weekend after my first preseason game this year.