Academic journal article Education

The Sports Enthusiasts' Alphabet

Academic journal article Education

The Sports Enthusiasts' Alphabet

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Each letter that follows conveys a key that should help athletes succeed--at least initially.

A ALWAYS give one hundred percent, if you want your hours to be well spent.

B BASIC fundamentals are good to know, since they can help your performance flow.

C CONTINUOUS participation is a must, for in so doing your dreams never go bust.

D DON'T ever give up on your dream, especially when things are harder than they seem.

E EVALUATE the plays of other teams, to help you understand their various schemes.

F FOCUS on each daily task, and do everything that your coaches ask.

G GO the extra mile, and while you do so, do it with a smile.

H HAPPINESS is an important key, for the happier you are the better oft you'll be.

I INVEST in yourself like no one else will, for in so doing you'll experience a great thrill.

J JUST be comfortable with yourself and be proud, too, for no one else is just like you.

K KNOW your role and expect the best, and as you do so never settle for less.

L LEARNING from our mistakes is best, if we want to be better than all the rest.

M MOTIVATION is always great, for with it you'll likely determine your own fate. …

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