IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-10-21)
"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"
A local scout for the Indianapolis Colts, Anthony Coughlan, was quoted in the Indianapolis Star this past week, about their sixth-round pick, Sam Ehlinger (Univ of Texas).
Coughlan said, "He was a no-brainer horseshoe fit. His competitive spirit, work ethic, mental toughness. He's just about everything we (Colts) are about. How he conducts himself in warmups, how he leads the team, how he speaks to them, his body language. I think the biggest thing with him is his poise and instincts under pressure."
Ehlinger was a sixth round pick who should make the roster because of these special qualities. When you are trying out for a high school team, or dreaming of playing at the collegiate level, remember these qualities that are recognized by coaches and scouts.
You can stand out and be noticed not just by your physical ability, but by the little things you do that separate you from those you are competing against!
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