IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (10-30-17)
“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”
While reading the sports page the last few weeks, I couldn’t help but notice how close the scores were during the volleyball state tournament run. But in reality, that’s true in all sports. The farther you advance during the tournament, the tougher the games become.
Which brings me to this conclusion. The points scored at the beginning of each game are just as important as those scored late in the contest. In other words, don’t beat yourself up if you happen to be the one that makes a crucial mistake at the end of the game.
Every play is important. Every mistake is important. Every point is important. The truth is, however, that most players, fans, and friends remember the last few plays, and not those that happen throughout the entire game.
When you have a teammate that happens to make a crucial mistake at the wrong time or late in the game, please remind them it was just one play. The final score is always determined by Every Play during the entire match, meet, or game!
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