IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (10-12-2020)
“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”
Do student-athletes put too much emphasis on winning? In all sports, athletes will lose their last game of the season unless they are state champs or individual champs, a small minority.
There’s a big difference between winning and succeeding. You don’t have to win every game or match to be successful. Very few teams or individuals go through an entire season without a few losses.
Tom Lehman, a longtime PGA golfer, only won a total of five times on that tour over a long career, but he was considered very successful because of the way he carried himself and his work ethic. Lehman’s peers looked at him as a winner because of his character and positive interaction with those on the PGA Tour.
Regardless of your season’s record, you can succeed in your sport and school by your attitude, effort and teamwork. Years from now, that is how you will be remembered!
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