From the A.D.’s desk: ‘The grind’


Jay Minton - Wayne HS Athletics Director



This is a word that so many have used lately in athletics. It is a word that describes the schedule a successful student athlete embraces each day. There are very few days off and sometimes it seems to be never ending.

So why do so many young people engage in athletics today? It all has to do with being a part of something that is way bigger than one person. The camaraderie is second to none. The relationships that are built within a successful team can never be taken away. The successes that come out of a team is unparalleled.

Usually out of a successful team, one will see Doctors, Lawyers, CEO’s, Business owners, Principals, anything that deals with a leadership position. But the greatest thing of all is what person they become. Yes, they become great husbands and wives, great Dad’s and Mom’s, great community leaders, great volunteer people. Great people that really care about other people. That what comes out of a successful team.

One may ask how they become this way, the answer is “THE GRIND!” During their Grind, they learn to manage time, form solutions to issues, how to deal with adversity, how to deal with success, how to be efficient, as you can see, during a GRIND, all of these attributes are instilled and developed in these young people.

Lastly and most importantly, they learn to embrace the grind. Just like life sometimes seems to be a Grind, these successful young people learn to find ways to embrace it and overcome the tuff days. They can turn tuff days into successful days and positively affect people around them in this way. So the next time you hear of ‘THE GRIND” in athletics, hopefully you will have a little more insight and understanding about what a successful athlete goes through each day. One of these times, we will share a daily and weekly schedule that these athletes go through.

Thank you WAYNE NATION for the fantastic support this past Saturday. Our young people in the band and Warriorettes, our cheerleaders and our players really fed off of the electricity that came from our community. How about let’s do it again this Saturday night at Centerville Stadium in round two of the State Playoffs. Game time is 7 p.m. and we play the Springboro Panthers. Tickets are on sale at Wayne High School during the day and Wayne Sporting Goods will sell them as well throughout the week. Hope to see our community out there on Saturday aboard the Wayne Train going crazy for young people.

PLEASE THANK A VETERAN THIS WEEK. DON’T EVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM FOR GRANTED. BECAUSE THEY SERVED, WE CAN HAVE A FREE WAY OF LIFE…

GOD BLESS AND GO WAYNE!

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Jay Minton

Wayne HS Athletics Director

To reach Jay Minton, call 937-604-4811 or by email: Jay.minton@huberheightscityschools.org

To reach Jay Minton, call 937-604-4811 or by email: Jay.minton@huberheightscityschools.org

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