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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (10-2-17)

Playing sports can be rewarding and frustrating. It’s actually a microcosm of life. You will always be faced with challenges and trying to come up with solutions to solve those challenges.

One thing is for sure: there will be more delayed gratification than most prefer. During your freshman and sophomore year, your progress takes patience and time. Those small steps of improvement and development aren’t always rewarded.

Can you remain patient? Most high school student-athletes won’t reach their full potential until their junior or senior seasons. It’s very challenging to wait for that opportunity. The competition gets tougher and tougher. The workouts are harder and harder.

Those that make it through and end up participating in junior varsity and varsity sports will look back someday and realize more gratification and enjoyment than you ever experienced while you were participating. The lessons learned will influence you more than you ever expected!

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