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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-10-21)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-10-21)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

A local scout for the Indianapolis Colts, Anthony Coughlan, was quoted in the Indianapolis Star this past week, about their sixth-round pick, Sam Ehlinger (Univ of Texas).

Coughlan said, "He was a no-brainer horseshoe fit.  His competitive spirit, work ethic, mental toughness.  He's just about everything we (Colts) are about.  How he conducts himself in warmups, how he leads the team, how he speaks to them, his body language.  I think the biggest thing with him is his poise and instincts under pressure."

Ehlinger was a sixth round pick who should make the roster because of these special qualities.  When you are trying out for a high school team, or dreaming of playing at the collegiate level, remember these qualities that are recognized by coaches and scouts. 

You can stand out and be noticed not just by your physical ability, but by the little things you do that separate you from those you are competing against!

 

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Tip of the Week

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (5-31-21)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

Every year I encourage student-athletes to work their hardest in the summer and off-season.  That is when you can truly work on fundamentals and skills that will make you better for the next school year.  

The following quote sums up what the summer should be about if you are striving for growth and improvement (Dale Carnegie).  "Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage.  If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it.  Go out and get busy."

Now is the time to make the commitment and plan of action.  Why not chart your progress?  Don't just talk about getting better, put in the time and effort to make this summer special. 

Athletes are made in the summer!

 

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