IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (2-3-2020)
"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"
One of the best feelings any athlete can experience is being "in the zone". You know, you can't miss a shot, your times are improving, the baseball looks like a grapefruit and is easy to hit, and everything you do seems to be better than normal.
However, when the opposite happens and nothing seems to go right, the dreaded word "slump" comes to mind. A slump could be described as not performing up to your capabilities or expectations. All athletes experience a slump from time to time, regardless of age or sport.
How do you get out of a slump? No one has that answer, but my suggestion is to face up to it and continue to stay mentally and physically tough. Know that it doesn't last forever and one key play or special moment can pull you out of it.
Slumps are going to happen, they are a part of any sport that you will ever play. However, the best way to rid yourself of them is to put it in the rear view mirror and move on to the next play!
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