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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-27-14)

"Promoting education-based athletics in Indiana."

Regardless of what sport you play, most athletes are exposed to being criticized by the opposing crowd.  Heckling might be a better word.

A professional baseball player recently tweeted "Fans are gonna say what they wanna say.  And they have the right to say what they want to say.  Sometimes it's best not to respond."

In this world of modern technology, it's easy to respond to the heckling from an opponent or their fans.  Don't do it.  There's nothing to be gained by getting in a war of words, either at the event, or later, on twitter.

It takes a bigger person to be quiet and unresponsive.  But by being that type of person you truly win out in the end!

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