Monday, July 22, 2024

The three H’s for athletes

There are lots of qualities and characteristics that are important elements of athletic performance and achievement. Ability, skill, and talent are, obviously, what every athlete aspires to develop.

But there are also intangible — effort-related — attributes that can improve any athlete’s performance. Every team needs these athletes. Persistent kids who work hard to get the most out of their talents and abilities.

Here are three of those attributes that will make any athlete hard to beat.

The 3 H’s for Athletes:

  1. Hard Work. Get in the weight room. Improve your strength, speed, agility, and athleticism. Practice your sport-specific skills. Improve your ball-handling, hitting, skating, foot skills, or whatever your sport requires. Have a plan and work smart.
  2. Heart. Believe in yourself. Play with aggressiveness, confidence, and energy. Hard work begets confidence. Be confident, but not cocky. Be positive, and have a “can-do” attitude. Expect to succeed every time you’re on the field or court.
  3. Hustle. It doesn’t matter whether or not you’re the most talented player on the field or court. Never allow yourself to be out-worked. Whatever your 100{75938b698c062a5f9d56a28bed7ead9ebf7938f0edec05c365aaf340748e7078} looks like, give it.

Get STRONGER, Get FASTER!

Steve Hare
Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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