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IHSAA Student Athlete Tip of the Week (11-22-22)

Posted: November 22, 2022

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week for 11/22/22

"Promoting Education Based Athletics in Indiana"

If you are participating in sports, the losing experience may be all too familiar.  You know why?  It is impossible to participate in sports without experiencing losses.

Losing is not fun, but to be honest, it is part of the game.  In order to move on to the next game or event, you must put the negative experience in the rear-view mirror and focus on your future games/matches.  Basketball star Steph Curry said he actually finds losing to be "a more motivating feeling" than winning.  

In reality, when you are playing your team sport or your individual sport, it is more about giving your all and enjoying your chosen sport.  While you worry about the outcome, it should not be your total focus.  

Remember this, learning from your teachers and coaches, relationships with teammates and respect for your opponents are all valuable aspects of athletics that don't always depend on the final score!


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