IHSAA Student-Athlete Tip of the Week (11-6-17)
“Promoting education based athletics in Indiana”
The Houston Astros won their first World Series this past week, and as usual, there are many human interest stories about the players and the organization. As I watched the series, one player, Jose Altuve, continued to stand out.
Here’s the reason: Altuve stands all of 5’6″ and will be in serious contention for the MVP award this year. He doesn’t have to be the biggest and strongest in order to have a positive impact on his team.
Stories like Altuve’s should encourage every student-athlete in every sport that is undersized and sometimes overpowered. You don’t have to be the biggest, fastest, or strongest to reach a level of success.
So if you happen to be one of those athletes lacking the “perfect body” for the sport you love, remember the story about this little man. Dynamite comes in small packages!
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Robby Kimes | Communications & Sponsorship Assistant
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