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March 2012

March 2012


Winning the First Five

by: Clay Matchett
Wide Receivers Coach, Louisiana College
© March 2012

No matter the discipline or industry, in sports, business or academics, in fact, just the way we play the game of life – the most successful do not depend on pure luck or mental prowess or physical ability. The most successful in all phases of life are those who can master the fundamentals of their game. At Louisiana College, we talk about “winning the first five.” We do not want our student-athletes to win routes solely on athleticism, because we realize that there will come a time when a player will line up against an opponent that is just as athletic and skillful. Fundamentals are the key to making the good become great.

We must remember fundamentals are disciplines that must be taught and drilled repeatedly until it becomes “a part of who they are.” By making the fundamentals “a part of who they are” and not part of thei....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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