Thursday, August 22, 2013

Keep Your Chin Up

Hello Everyone!

"Keep your chin up" is a coaching cue we use to help our athletes achieve better speed biomechanics and posture. Yet, recently it has been a phrase of affirmation that I have been sharing with some of our hard working athletes.

The freshman cross-country runner who kept up with the seniors during recent time trials.

The collegiate freshman who is lifting more than most of his upper-classmen teammates.

The freshman basketball player who has the potential to take away a lot of playing time from the older players.

These athletes have been busting their butts at Akron General Sports Performance all summer long and have completely earned their results. Yet, the athletes that they are going to take starting spots and playing time from do not know about their hard work. None of these other athletes have seen the consistent discipline that these freshman athletes have had to become better. So sadly, these older athletes may not be very nice to these high-achieving freshman athletes.

This is why I have been encouraging our athletes to "keep their chins up" and not allow older, but not as hard-working, athletes hold them back from achieving great things in their athletic careers. 
Always remember, you are only 100% responsible for yourself. If other athletes chose not to work as hard as you that is not your fault. Do not let their lack of poor choices keep you from maximizing your choices (like to train hard at AGSP all summer long)!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

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