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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (2-10-20)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (2-10-2020)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

Growing up in Indiana and being the son of a high school basketball coach, I was fortunate to attend the high school boy's state finals almost every year.  I still remember watching Dick and Tom VanArsdale, the first to share the honor of Mr. Basketball, play in a final game loss to Kokomo. 

I recently read their book, "Our Basketball Lives", and enjoyed the insight they shared on their high school, college, and professional careers.  These twins, like most great athletes, shared a passion for the game they truly loved. 

In one of the many examples talked about in the book that separated these two players from others in their era, Dick was quoted as saying "It's amazing how much you can improve your game if you have a weakness, if you think about what you are doing incorrectly and how you can correct it, and then practice." 

While this quote was from 1973, it still applies to all high school athletes of today, regardless of their sport. Let's face it, every high school athlete has room for improvement. It's what you do with your practice time that separates the average athlete from the top performers. Thing about what you need to improve on and practice it every time you have that opportunity!

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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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