While I was in the process of preparing a speech on strategy I was thinking that in order to formulate a strategy in any game you have to know your goals. Once you do that then you can determine the best ways of achieving your goals, and ultimately you develop a strategy.
Note before all you burghy-esk flamers post let me say that its not enough to say that your goal is to win, and hitting your opponent is the best way of achieving that goal. (It maybe be true but that kind of information doesnt help cuz its common knowledge so lets dig deeper please.) Also lets try to stay away from making comments and not explaining them. With that said, the question is "Whats the most important thing you can do to help achieve the goal of winning?" As an example ill start us off with "Dont roll rolling is predictable, slow and highly susceptible to counter attacks. Rolling is a bad move to do especially when you dont know how to use it effectively.