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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (9-7-21)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (9-6-21)

"Promoting Educated Based Athletics in Indiana"

 

You may have recently watched the new NFL Hall of Fame Inductees acceptance speeches in Canton, OH.  While Peyton Manning may have been the biggest draw, I was inspired by the words of Calvin Johnson.  

Johnson was a great wide receiver for the Detroit Lions and said, during his acceptance speech, that his best advice came from his former wide receivers coach.  

"Stay ready so you don't have to get ready."

If you stop and think about this simple quote, it can be useful to you in all walks of life, but especially as a student-athlete.  

The way to stay ready is to be prepared for anything a teacher or coach may throw your way.  Hopefully you are up for that challenge as another school year gets underway!

 

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (9-20-21)

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

 

High school athletes can get discouraged for a variety of reasons.  They may be undersized, lacking in speed, or not fully developed physically.  

Never give up because of one of these deficiencies.  Most high school athletes are not fully developed and can change significantly while in high school and/or college.

In a recent article by Dr. Bob Rotella, he mentioned that three of the greatest athletes of this modern era--Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and Tom Brady-- only one was destined to be dominant in his sport at an early age.  That was Tiger.  Jordan started developing his junior year in high school and Brady was a good high school athlete with few scholarship offers, and got little field time his first two years in college.

Keep working hard as your mind and body continue to develop during your high school years.  You may not be where you want to be today (very few high school athletes are), but don't give up on where you want to end up tomorrow!

 

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