When I was eleven years old, it was a very good year, and I can remember my daily routine vividly. These were the years before I owned a Sony Playstation, and I used to venture to my friends house - everyday after school - to watch him play through Final...
Make sure you have enough moves to get the pieces you need.
If you don't have many, don't be tempted to pick up those one-hit bonus pieces - they each cost a move.
Keep well stocked with tools - you'll need them.