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Posted on: Apr 19, 2021

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (4-19-21)

“Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana”

Put your phone away.  Have you ever received that advice?  Ever tried putting your phone away for a period of time?

Former Dallas Cowboy QB Tony Romo gave his friend Will Zalatoris that advice before he competed last weekend in his first Master’s golf tournament.  Romo’s advice:  “I said turn off your phone on Friday night, and you can apologize to the people you didn’t respond to later…”.

It worked for the young golfer who finished second on the biggest stage of his young PGA career.

The calls, texts and social media that go along with phones can be overwhelming, time consuming and distracting to your goals.  How do you get focused when you need to prepare for a test or a big game/match? 

Have you ever turned off your phone for a period of time?  Wonder what might happen?  You might be like Zalatoris and see great results! 

 

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Posted on: Apr 14, 2021

IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig today announced the state finals host sites for two spring state tournaments.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (4-12-21)

“Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana”

Most parents have good intentions when they offer advice and instruction to their children during any athletic season.  It is only natural for your parents to put you first and offer their thoughts.

So as an athlete, how do you make the separation from your parent’s input to your coach’s expectation of you?

In team sports, the coaches will always put the team first, so it is up to you as a team member to put what your coach wants and deems important ahead of anything else. 

Don’t downplay the advice from your parents, especially when it comes to attitude and effort, but take your coaches instruction to heart and focus on winning as a team!

 

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Posted on: Apr 5, 2021

Minutes from the April 2, 2021 meeting of the IHSAA Executive Committee.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (4-5-21)

“Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana”

 

Tough losses are a part of all sports—especially if it is in a tournament and means you are eliminated.  That final loss of the year is always tough to take. 

UCLA and Coach Mick Cronin suffered one of those tough losses this past weekend in the men’s basketball NCAA semi-final game losing on a shot at the buzzer.

Coach Cronin said after the loss, “I sit in Coach (John) Wooden’s seat, so when you sit in his seat you have to channel the things that he taught.  True greatness is giving your best effort.  What else can I ask from those guys?”

In other words, if you give your best effort you can look at this situation from a positive standpoint.  Maybe you didn’t lose, maybe the other team just won. 

Coaches and teachers, whether they talk about it or not, recognize the effort of student-athletes.  Giving your best effort may not always result in a win but it can help ease the pain in those tough losses!

 

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Posted on: Apr 2, 2021

The IHSAA Executive Committee today approved retaining the member school enrollment figures from the current classification cycle thus delaying realignment and reclassification for one year.

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (4-19-21)

“Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana”

Put your phone away.  Have you ever received that advice?  Ever tried putting your phone away for a period of time?

Former Dallas Cowboy QB Tony Romo gave his friend Will Zalatoris that advice before he competed last weekend in his first Master’s golf tournament.  Romo’s advice:  “I said turn off your phone on Friday night, and you can apologize to the people you didn’t respond to later…”.

It worked for the young golfer who finished second on the biggest stage of his young PGA career.

The calls, texts and social media that go along with phones can be overwhelming, time consuming and distracting to your goals.  How do you get focused when you need to prepare for a test or a big game/match? 

Have you ever turned off your phone for a period of time?  Wonder what might happen?  You might be like Zalatoris and see great results! 

 

All content property of Billy Shepherd Sports

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