It’s human nature to make a decision and stick to it until all factors point toward a different decision being warranted. We would seem wishy-washy and not able to gain people’s respect and trust otherwise.
The decisions sport coaches make about playing time and their athletes are no different.
If your athlete didn’t like where they finished their last season on the depth chart, they have to force some indecision upon their coaches by showing a markedly better version of themselves the next time they get a chance!
The local high school football coaches will be putting together the fall starting line-ups during the month of May as they put their players through spring practices minus the departing seniors…its next fall’s team already!
In other words, February, March, and April are the last 3 months your high school football player has to improve their speed, agility, strength, and overall athleticism in order to throw some indecision into their coaches minds during spring practice and force the coaches to think differently about them.
For the player who was only on the 9th grade team last year: YOU NEED TO MAKE THE COACHES THINK, “WOW, THIS GUY HAS IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY! HE’S DEFINITELY JUNIOR VARSITY MATERIAL AND MAYBE FIRST STRING.”
For the player who played JV and maybe got some varsity snaps after the games were decided:
YOU NEED TO MAKE THE COACHES SAY TO EACH OTHER, “ARE YOU SEEING WHAT I’M SEEING WITH BILLY? WE NEED TO WORK HIM IN WITH THE VARSITY FIRST STRING TO SEE IF HE’S FOR REAL!”
Let's get to work!