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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-13-19)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-13-2020)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

One of the many challenges facing coaches today is how to deal with the egos of the student-athlete.  In individual sports, most coaches would agree that having an athlete with a big ego might be beneficial, but in team sports that big ego could prove detrimental.

Are you playing a team sport? If so, holding your ego in check is essential. We have all heard the saying there is no "I" in team. Egos must be left in the locker room.  While you need individual skills to play team sports, the most important impact you can have is blending your skills with those of the team.

That is the reason coaches spend so much time on team bonding and building a team culture. Getting everyone to buy in and be on the same page can be the difference between a so-so season and a very successful one.

Remember, to earn playing time and the trust of your coach, the most important thing you can do is satisfy your coaching staff!

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-25-2020)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

The 2020 school year is officially over for most. What a change we have seen over the past two and a half months. While it was different and unforeseen, we all are getting through it and it's time to look forward to summer and the challenges still facing us in the months ahead.

Will things be different next school year? You bet. What will it look like? Who knows for sure. Should you be worried? No, because people are resilient and adapt to change. How can you help? Be positive and confident that those in charge will make the right decisions.

While we don't know what school and sports will look like this summer and fall, we do know that it's not going to be the same as in the past.

As a student-athlete, now is the time to start training for the challenges ahead. Coaching supervision may not always be available. Working out on your own or in small groups will become the norm. You are going to be faced with more responsibility and accountability. 

Make this summer count!

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