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"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana" 

In the world of athletics, most athletes fail much more than they succeed. In high school it's no different. Players miss shots, throw the ball away, strike out, post times they would like to see better, and miss tackles and drop passes. We all come up short on a daily basis.

It's how you handle that failure and how to improve on it that really counts. Do you place blame? Do you make excuses? Do you point fingers?

I'm always asking my grandson, who determines how good you can be? The answer is quite simple, it's YOU!

So to reach your full potential please realize that coming up short is going to happen over and over again. Learn from each short coming and work to improve on the result. Handling failure is a daily challenge.  Who determines how good you can be?

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (2-18-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana" 

One of the big changes in sports over the past twenty years is how today's athlete celebrates a big play or accomplishment during the game or an event.

Back in my day, we would call that showboating. But today it is considered part of the game, as long as you aren't trying to show someone up or taunt.

 My preference would be less celebrating and more acting like you have been there before. However, soccer great Mia Hamm probably has a better analysis. She has said, and I quote, "Celebrate what you've accomplished, but also raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed."

How you react is up to you, but common sense tells us to make sure your celebration doesn't overshadow your good play!

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