IHSAA Tip of the Week
January 20, 2014By Tom Schermerhorn of West Noble High School
Are you able to take criticism from a teacher or coach in a positive way, or do you get a negative attitude and feel like someone is picking on you?
Let's face it, when you are a student- athlete, there is a lot of learning that must be accomplished. Nobody enjoys hearing criticism, but it's part of the growing up process. Along the way, teachers and coaches will point out what you are doing wrong, trying to help you to become better and better.
So next time you get an ear-full from a teacher, coach, or your parents, don't take it personally. In most cases they are truly trying to make you better as a person, student, and athlete. It's later in life that you will learn to appreciate their effort.
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