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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-9-21)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-9-21)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

Have you ever been intimidated by an opposing player who has a great reputation, and gets a lot of publicity and hype from newspapers and social media?  

If so, how do you prepare and get ready for that opponent?  Do you put that player on a pedestal or do you look at it like it is just another game or match?  Your mental frame of mind is so important in overcoming your anxiety and anticipation of playing against the best.  

Remember that the athletes you are competing against may be very good--but they are still high school kids.  They are human.  They make mistakes just like you. 

Don't let the hype of another athlete get you out of your mental game.  Next time you have a game against a highly touted opponent, prepare as you would for any other athlete and remember that you are competing against a high school athlete just like you!

 

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (12-6-21)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

Student-athletes of all ages go through tough and trying times during the school year.  Challenges in the classroom and on the field of play change daily.  Sometimes it is easy to cope, and other times it becomes difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Have you ever felt alone and unsure of how to approach the issue?  Have you felt that no one could possibly understand what you are going through?

Regardless of the challenge or issue, don't be afraid to reach out to a trusted adult and talk through the situation.  

Talking through any difficulty will lift the weight off of your shoulders so you will not feel alone.   An adult who knows you and understands the situation most likely will offer a different perspective and can offer solid advice and direction.  

It is true that wisdom comes with age and although you may think no one can understand your problem, you might find that others have experienced exactly the same thing!

 

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