IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (12-5-16)
“Promoting education-based athletics in Indiana”
There are times when underclassmen view their future athletic success as making the varsity and getting playing time in the 9th or 10th grade. Are you one of those athletes? Did your parents put pressure on you or did you put pressure on yourself?
Sometimes (really most of the time) you must wait your turn. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Take advantage of the freshmen and junior varsity experience to develop your game. And more importantly, don’t become discouraged because it’s how you perform as a junior and senior that really counts.
Don’t pressure yourself early on if you need more time for skill development and maturity. Sometimes the really good athletes are late bloomers!
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