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Boys Basketball State Finals

Monday, March 18, 2019

The four state championship games in the 109th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Pacers & Indiana Fever are set for Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (3-18-19)

Monday, March 18, 2019

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana" From time to time I have trouble coming up with the ideal weekly tip, but this week it's shouting out at me in a very positive way. My father passed away this past week, and I can't think of anything more appropriate than honoring him. My dad was a 21 year high school basketball coach and an athletic director for 27. He touched many athletes, students, teachers, administrators and coaches throughout his career. The influence he had on his family...

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (3-11-19)

Monday, March 11, 2019

 "Promoting education based athletics in Indiana" In a recent article (by Soraya Nadia McDonald) posted on the website undefeated.com there was some great advice from the mother of a young tennis phenom. With two grand slam wins in the past year, Naomi Osaka has shot to #1 in the world women’s tennis rankings.  Following her second Grand Slam win in a phone conversation with her mother Tamaki, she told her daughter that she just wanted her to be happy- - good life. No worries....

Gymnastics State Finals in Noblesville Saturday

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

One hundred fifteen (115) athletes representing 23 different schools will compete in Saturday's 47th Annual IHSAA Gymnastics State Finals in Noblesville. 

Damon Bailey, Bob Gardner Selected for National High School Hall of Fame

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Damon Bailey, Indiana’s career scoring leader in boys basketball, and Bob Gardner, retired executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and former IHSAA commissioner, are among 12 individuals who will be inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame on Sunday, June 30, in Indianapolis.

Five Athletes Headline 2019 Class of National High School Hall of Fame

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Five outstanding former high school athletes highlight the 2019 class of the NFHS National High School Hall of Fame, including Derrick Brooks of Florida, Dusty Baker of California, Damon Bailey of Indiana, Seimone Augustus of Louisiana, and Tracey Fuchs of New York.

Tip of the Week

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

If you are an underclassman (younger athlete) and trying to move up to the varsity, it can sometimes become a difficult adjustment. How's the best way to impress the coaches and your teammates in getting that job done?

There is no simple answer.  You must first of all be talented enough. But sometimes talent alone isn't enough. Proving yourself can be a difficult process and taking the place of an upperclassman can sometimes destroy team chemistry.

LaVall Jordan, basketball coach at Butler University described to the Indy Star how Duke transfer and first year player Jordan Tucker is trying to work his way into the Bulldogs rotation.

"He's trying to fit in before he stands out, which we all appreciate." Sometimes talent alone won't get you in the lineup. Your abilities, style of play and attitude must fit in as well. So if you are one of those players trying to move up the ranks, do all of those little things that show you are deserving of your inclusion!

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