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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (9-24-18)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

While watching NFL football this last week, it brought to mind a quote I saw in USA Today a few years back.

Gary Kubiak, a former NFL head, coach, speaking about those players that report for the first day of practice and whether they are prepared or not.

"Smart players, they know what to expect the first day of practice....You can see the difference in their preparation."

High school athletes, and especially the ninth and tenth graders, could have tryouts up to three times a year. Getting physically and mentally ready for those tryouts can be challenging. Get ready for the grind and keep your mind focused on your goal, that of making the team. You can worry about positions and playing time after that final cut!

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (9-17-18)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana

Most fall sports teams have now gotten into their weekly routine with practices and games.  Players know their positions and roles and the coaching staff knows the personnel.  But remember, things can change in a split second.

Do you have a dominate or consistent role on your team, or are you a substitute trying to earn more playing time? Every player on the team is important, but sometimes the substitute or role player doesn't realize how valuable they are in the success of a quality team.

Just because you may not read about your performance in the newspaper or online publications doesn't mean that you aren't valuable to your team. I'm a true believer that every player on the roster has equal value. Those not starting need to have the mindset that they will challenge the starters every day in practice and be ready to perform when they are called upon by their coaches.

A good substitute is only one play away from entering any game and having an impact on the final outcome!

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