Jump to content


Why login?

  • It's free
  • Participate in the discussions
  • Contribute schedules, rosters and scores
  • Hide the advertising on the message boards by becoming a Plus member
  • Welcome to CoachT.com!

    You can't become a part of our great high school sports community without logging in!

    Regular visitors will tell you: they love keeping up with teams outside their own area. That only happens when we share information here on CoachT.com!

    Don't have an account? It only takes a second to create one, and it's even easier with a Facebook or Twitter account!
    Photo

    Success.


    • Please log in to reply
    1 reply to this topic

    #1 MDLTNHPZ

    MDLTNHPZ

      Advanced Member

    • Members
    • PipPipPip
    • 45 posts

    Posted 08 February 2017 - 03:56 PM

    When do you consider a kid to be successful in regards to athletics? More so a kid that receives a scholarship or walk on status to college. Is it just receiving the opportunity? Is it taking advantage of the opportunity by getting an education while there? Very few will move on and play past college. What if they don't make it for whatever reason and come home? I had this conversation recently and wanted to bring it here for discussion. I realize success of any kid other than your own is not ours to judge. It's just a question. 


    • 0

    #2 threeball

    threeball

      Challenger

    • Members
    • 513 posts

    Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

    "Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."  ~ Coach John Wooden, UCLA Emeritus

     

    Therefore, the success will depend upon the student-athlete and if they have reached their full potential. The question should not be focused on the outcome or the opportunity, but the process of becoming the best that individual is capable of becoming. 

     

    With that being said, more often times than not, the recognition and "status" of the scholarship or opportunity is what many feel is more important.  I personally feel, the student-athlete should take full advantage of the opportunity and earn their education.  This will help them later in their life...much more than a playing career (for most all collegiate athletes). 

     

    Collegiate athletics are more of a job than sport.  Some athletes who want the status aren't dedicated enough to endure the struggles and discipline it takes to fully take advantage of the opportunity.  

     

    To answer you question... it's up to the individual. What is their thought and belief of success?


    • 0




    Spirit Style Chooser: