IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (10-7-19)
“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”
I’ve always been a firm believer that athletes are made in the off season. If that’s the case, what can you do during the season to enhance your chances of playing time and making sure that you are showing improvement?
Beside working hard and putting your best performance out there every day, there is another avenue that can help you improve and continue to get better during the season (and off season).
That would be watching others in your particular sport, and watching yourself on video. If you are a football player, did you watch college and pro games over the weekend? What about volleyball, tennis, golf, or cross country? You can always get a live event or a replay of a game or match in this modern world. Use it to your advantage.
Don’t just watch the elite players. Concentrate on watching the position you play and the technique and footwork of players playing those positions. You will be relatively surprised about what you can learn by watching others and trying to integrate that into your own game.
Let’s face it, there are no secrets or special formulas that makes an elite athlete. Instead, it’s concentrating on the little things that others may not even see or do that could set you apart from your competition!
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