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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-10-22)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-10-22)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

How do you react after a tough loss?  Are you able to move on or does it bother you for a few days?

Overcoming a tough loss can be difficult and challenging.  It is easy to place blame on teammates or yourself, but don't do that.  Instead, learn from your loss and make mental notes where you could have done better.  

Move on.  It is ok to be disappointed, but don't let that stand in the way of preparing for your next game/match.  In most cases the next one will arrive quickly so concentrate on what is ahead of you instead of what just happened.  

Most teams will have a few losses during the season that are hard to explain or accept.  If you dwell on a loss, it will hinder the growth that is necessary to improve and get better.

Good teams hope to be playing their best at the end of the season, and in order to do so there is no looking back at tough losses.  You learn and move on!

 

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Tip of the Week

Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-17-22)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

Last week, Georgia won college football's national title game in Indianapolis.  Georgia quarterback, Stetson Bennett, was named offensive MVP of the game.

It is not unusual for the quarterback to win such a prestigious honor, but what is unusual was Bennett's road to victory.

He walked on at his dream college, Georgia, and during his freshman season he saw no playing time.  Despite being a successful high school athlete, many thought he was too short to play quarterback. 

He transferred to Jones County Junior College for his sophomore year to work on his game. He then signed with Georgia again and served as a backup for the next three seasons.

This past year, Bennett earned the starting position after an injury sidelined starter JT Daniels.  Bennett was ready when the opportunity came!  He led the Bulldogs to the title game after an exceptional season.

There will always be naysayers and challenges to reaching your dreams.  Bennett proved so many people wrong.  After the title game he said about his victory, "I hope it gives someone a little hope.  Keep your mouth shut, work hard.  Life is tough. Work through it."

 

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