Commitment

Few understand the amount of time, dedication, and commitment it takes to participate in collegiate athletics.  Being a student-athlete means commitment… especially to the individuals on a scholarship.  From the verbal commitment a student-athlete makes to attend a school, to the ongoing commitment made to coaches and teammates throughout their career.  Student- athletes learn the value of commitment through participating in collegiate athletes; a lesson not learned by many at this age.

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” –Vince Lombardi– American football coach

Said by one of tvince_lombardi-2he best, commitment to excellence is essential.  Successful athletes are committed; committed to themselves, their team, a common team purpose, and training.

Think about the thousands of high school athletes that choose to be a “regular student” in college because of the amount of commitment it takes to participate in college athletics.   The commitment change from high school athletics to college is unbelievable.  There is so much more behind the scenes of being a collegiate athlete and many can’t handle the commitment and responsibility.  The time commitment is one of the biggest aspects many overlook.

As a collegiate athlete, in order to be successful one has to understand-you have to be committed to success.  The hardest part about being committed to your personal goals and even goals set by the team is that they take time.  If you are truly committed… be patient and you will achieve your goals.

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