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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-16-20)

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!

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