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Posted on: Nov 30, 2020

Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-30-2020)

“Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana”

This past week in the Indy Star, an area basketball coach described one of his athletes as a tireless worker and said how much she has improved over the past year (her rebound average last year was 3.3 and this year is averaging 15 per game).

The coach went as far as to say that if you look up “competitive athlete” and “coachable athlete” in a dictionary, you would see a picture of this player.  He then stated he never questions her effort and while she may make mistakes, it won’t be due to lack of effort.

How do you rate with your coaches?  Are you showing improvement?  Do you always give your maximum effort in practices as well as in games?  How would your coach describe your effort in a dictionary?

If you want to be described as a “tireless worker” and/or “competitive athlete”, show up to your practice/game with that mindset throughout. 

If you give the effort that makes you proud, I am sure it will make your coach proud as well!

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Posted on: Nov 24, 2020

The 48th Annual IHSAA Football State Finals presented by the Indianapolis Colts are set for Thanksgiving Weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2020

Rosters, stats, scores and game notables for each team competing in the IHSAA Football State Finals this weekend!

Posted on: Nov 23, 2020

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-23-2020 

“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”

COVID, as we all know, has affected student-athletes of all sports.  The school day is different and the routine of all athletes has changed. 

The saying “next man (woman) up”, has never been more in play.  Because of COVID, you are unsure of who you may see on any given day on the opposing team.  The same goes for your own team, you may or may not be with your full line up.

How can you achieve your full potential in these difficult times?  If there has ever been a time where individual preparation outplays team preparation, I believe it is now.   The reason is you don’t know for sure who will be available from day to day and week to week. 

My suggestion is to focus on what you can control like your attitude, conditioning and your readiness to do whatever it takes to make your team better. 

You may not know who you will have available on your team from game to game, but be sure to practice and prepare like you are someone your teammates and coach can count on regardless of who else may be playing!

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Posted on: Nov 20, 2020

High school football fans can get ready for the 2020 IHSAA State Finals by reliving six incredible championship games from past seasons. 

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-16-2020)

“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”

Xander Schauffele is one of the top professional golfers on the PGA tour.  His father has been his only swing coach throughout his golfing career. 

Schauffele’s father stated during last week’s Masters tournament that the fire inside of him (Xander) is the difference maker.  He said, “If a kid has it there is nothing you can do as a dad to stop it, and if he doesn’t have it, there’s nothing you can do as a dad to make it happen.”

You cannot be driven by your parents, family or coaches to find that internal fire. You have to build and fuel the fire for yourself.  You will then separate yourself from your competitors in your work ethic, attitude and discipline. It will become a difference maker for you both on and off the field/court!

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Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-30-2020)

“Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana”

This past week in the Indy Star, an area basketball coach described one of his athletes as a tireless worker and said how much she has improved over the past year (her rebound average last year was 3.3 and this year is averaging 15 per game).

The coach went as far as to say that if you look up “competitive athlete” and “coachable athlete” in a dictionary, you would see a picture of this player.  He then stated he never questions her effort and while she may make mistakes, it won’t be due to lack of effort.

How do you rate with your coaches?  Are you showing improvement?  Do you always give your maximum effort in practices as well as in games?  How would your coach describe your effort in a dictionary?

If you want to be described as a “tireless worker” and/or “competitive athlete”, show up to your practice/game with that mindset throughout. 

If you give the effort that makes you proud, I am sure it will make your coach proud as well!

All content property of Billy Shepherd Sports

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