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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (12-2-19)

IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (12-2-19)

"Promoting education based athletics in Indiana"

More high school games in all sports are being televised and streamed on line. If you were to be interviewed after the game by one of the commentators, would you feel comfortable answering the questions? How about being interviewed for a newspaper or website article?

Here are a few suggestions to help you through the process. Think before you talk. Don't answer until you understand the question. Remember, what you are about to say is something you can't take back (just like texting). No comment is better than making the wrong comment.

Confide in your family, coaches, teachers and even teammates if you think you feel uncomfortable or if you are looking for help or suggestions. You can practice by watching yourself in a mirror or recording a mock interview and playing it back on audio so you can hear your responses.

Just be yourself and look the person in the eyes that you are talking with. The first time can be scary but it becomes much easier with each opportunity!

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IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (1-27-2020)

“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”

Super Bowl quarterback Patrick Mahomes was quite the high school athlete. He starred in basketball, baseball and football.  However, the professional sport of football he now plays was not his best sport in his younger years. 

Today, most student-athletes tend to specialize in one sport early in their high school years. According to Mahomes’ high school football coach, he was much more successful in basketball and baseball his 9th and 10th grade years.

He played defensive back in football until his junior year. He wanted to be a quarterback and thought briefly about giving up on football since he wasn’t playing the position he desired.

Multi-sport athletes in high school seem to be a dying breed. I encourage all athletes to play as many sports as they can for as long as they can. Just think, if Patrick Mahomes had chosen baseball or basketball early on, he may have never reached his full potential as an NFL quarterback !

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