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By Isaac White | Mental toughness and dedication

July 1, 2016

 

 

Prelude by Janx.......

 

I've asked Isaac White to be our next guest blogger!!

 

Isaac is a super young man.  So many in South Australia and Australia have seen him; lead National Schools Championships in scoring, taking Sacred Heart all the way to the National Finals; winning medals at U20 National Championships with the South Australian State team, and leading the championships in scoring; playing for Australia at Albert Schweitzer Tournament; or dominating for the Sturt Sabres. Seeing all this they may take for granted how good a player he is becoming.  He is potentially a great role model for other young players because he has worked hard for it so far.

 

I've known Isaac initially as an opposition coach but was lucky to find myself coaching Isaac in 2013/14, at the Sturt Sabres. This started with coaching him at training and games and also workouts on Sundays after trainings. During these I realised he was a very good player, with a good work ethic and focus.  However, it wasn't until he had some setbacks that I began to really get to know him well, and what makes him tick.  I have learned over the years you cannot really tell much about an elite prospect until he has actually suffered a few setbacks.  I began to see what the kind of dr