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"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

One of the most overlooked aspects of success in any sport, but yet one of the most important, is the mental component and how it plays a key role in determining the final outcome of any given game. 

Being mentally sharp and staying focused on your task should never be taken for granted. The difference between losing and winning comes down to which opponent  makes fewer mental mistakes.

Whether it's a penalty in football, a foolish foul in basketball, or a base running mistake in baseball or softball, one mistake can be the difference maker.

Are you doing everything you can to be mentally prepared?  Do you get enough sleep, eat properly, and know the game plan?  Do you communicate with your coaches on what they deem important for you and the team? No team or individual will ever play the perfect game, but trying to do so will give you a bigger advantage!

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"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

So many times during high school sporting events there's a time in the game where one or two plays or possessions will determine the outcome of the game. Preparation, good calls by the coaches, and execution by the players usually turns out to be the difference maker.

As an athlete, how do you prepare yourself for those challenging moments and game changing plays?

Being under control is much more important than trying to make the big play. A first down at a time, a bucket at a time, or hitting singles instead of swinging for the fences actually keeps the pressure on your opponent.

Big plays usually come from the breakdown of an opponent.  Next time the game is on the line make sure you take care of your assignment. By doing so, it could turn out to be the biggest play of the day!  

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