It is FRIDAY and we have all our winter activities back in full swing this weekend. As I said last week we are only FIVE weeks away from state wrestling, SIX weeks away from state swim and dive, SEVEN weeks away from state basketball and the start of spring sports. Time will move faster so I challenge us all to make the most of every day we are given!!! Come out tonight and support the GBB and BBB teams as they host Lexington starting at 6:00. Additionally, we also have the speech team hosting the Best of the West # 1 on Monday, January 17th starting at 8:30 AM.
As we get the second half of the NSAA winter activities season going, I encourage us all; students, teachers, coaches, parents, etc... all to continue to focus on the FOUR FUNDAMENTALS below to serve as the road map for continued success and positive experiences for our Bulldog student-athletes in the coming year. Wishing you and your loved ones good health and a great year ahead!!
FOUR BULLDOG FUNDAMENTALS
HARD WORK: Start the semester on a strong note!!! Set your intentions for the year and the semester ahead and work diligently to reach the expectations/intentions you have for yourself and those around you. Hard work will ALWAYS pay off and no good thing ever earned came without hard work!!!
DETAILS/ORGANIZATION: The "devil is in the details" and that is true for us personally, professionally, and in the teams/organizations we are a part of. Make sure you leave no stone unturned in the planning you have for the year/season ahead!
COMMUNICATION: Have a plan in place to continue to communicate at a high level with all stake holders in your program. Be thinking of the ways you currently are communicating and see if there are any new strategies you could use to increase the frequency and quality of communication with your stakeholders. Also, coming out of break and going into the start of a new year is a great time to have "mid season meetings" with all members of your team to help clarify ROLES and revisit the VISION for the season! Remember that OVER COMMUNICATION is better than not communicating at all!
FOCUS ON PROCESS: As we transition from early to mid season in our winter sports, we should start to see a better picture of where athletes are at and what areas of growth we need to address! Be very intentional as coaches/sponsors in your programs to have a clear path of how you can maximize the potential on your teams/programs so that you FINISH the season strong!!!