Despite some rain and clouds, the 2nd Annual Fall Sport Media Day was a huge success! The various coaching staffs were all introduced and players, parents and community was challenged to pick up where we left off last year and make this year an even better year in Wildcat athletics. How? Attendance, Communication, Confidence & Buy-in!
Attendance means not only be at every practice, but “be in” every practice. Be ALL IN! Expect this of yourself, your team and your coaches and you’ll be amazed at the possibilities! Be part of the “MVHS SOLUTION” and not a problem as described by Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer:
Communication is key to and from the Athletic Department, Coaches, Players and Parents. You may contact the Athletic Department directly at 812-833-2060. The following communication is expected from both coaches and parents.
Communication You Should Expect from Your Child’s Coach:
- Philosophy of the coach.
- Expectations the coach has for your child as well as the team.
- Locations and times of all practices and contests.
- Team procedures should your child be injured during participation.
- Discipline that results in the denial of your child’s participation.
Communication Coaches Expect from Parents:
- Concerns expressed directly to the coach.
- Notifications of any schedule conflicts as soon as they are identified.
- Specific concerns in regard to a coach’s philosophy and/or expectations.
We encourage your athlete to communicate directly with their coach and this is a tough thing for teen-age kids. It is part of the maturity and learning process that will ultimately make them more responsible and respectful human beings. For more on expectations and communications, please read: expectations letter .
Confidence: CONFIDENCE! This is the one thing we all need to work on and ultimately “play on!” Have confidence in all of the work you put in during the off-season. Have confidence in your teammates that they will be there for you and will help pick you up as needed. Have confidence in your coaches and the preparation they put into every practice and game. Have confidence in the MV community knowing that they will be in the stands in full support of teams.
Buy-In! Remember “Finding Nemo?” Remember all of the little fish who started out in different directions but ultimately began to swim together in the same direction? It wasn’t until they all bought in to the plan that they were able to make a difference. In the big, bad world of athletics, we are all little fish! We have to swim together to make a difference. Buy-in to your own work ethic. Buy-in to your team and your leaders. Buy-in to your coaches’ philosophies. Buy-in to MVHS Athletics!
Thank you all for a great first year! I am truly blessed to have a great coaching staff, awesome athletes and supportive parents. Please continue to back our ‘Cats and let me know if you have questions, concerns or ideas. I look forward to the opportunities that a new school year presents. We are… MV!