With this topic, we do not want it to be Donnie Downer. However, we would like to make everyone aware of a great need to deal with Depression. Think about this, research shows that everyone at some point in their lives will deal with Depression in one way or another.
Although athletics usually brings out some of our most excited times, it definitely can trigger or begin a road of Depression. This is why it is so important to get to know the people around you. Coaches must know their players and when things go bad in athletics, it becomes one of the most important times a coach must engage with his or her team. It is so important to teach young people how to handle the negatives which hopefully carry them over in life. This may not totally block young people from a Depressive state, but it can definitely help to minimize it. When walking down the hallways of our school, we see many faces and wonder how many hurting faces are there around us. Of course the most difficult ones are the ones that try and hide it.
So this week, we challenge everyone that reads this article to be very aware of those around you and to get to know people that you come in contact with every day and also the ones that you meet occasionally. It is true that it’s hard to get to know the ones that are around you for only a short period of time, but if you take the time to try and share more than just a “hello and how are you” greeting, we may just find out someone is in need of more. By doing this, it may begin to save someone’s life. We know this disease is all around us, so in athletics, we really must be aware of how we are treating people, how we are coaching people and how we deal with the negatives. In today’s world, who knows what baggage a person is carrying inside them. So be more than just a friendly face to people and if you feel as though your time is limited, then a friendly face is better than nothing at all…
Changing courses, two of our winter teams are about to accomplish some great opportunities in their respective seasons. First, our Girls Bowling Team, led by Chris Kovacs (head coach) are heading for the STATE TOURNAMENT. Yes, I said the STATE TOURNAMENT. They will compete this Saturday in Columbus for a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. How exciting this is for our girls and our coaches. We wish them the very best of luck and will be acknowledging them in a future article.
And second, is our Boys Basketball team who is playing Fairfield for the District Championship. Congratulations to Coach Trice and Team!
GO WARRIORS!Jay Minton Athletic Director