Becca (rainbowgirl28) wrote in polevaultpower,


A coach of mine sent this to me about 4 and a half years ago, when I was trying to make the team at my first university. I didn't make the team, but I never gave up on pole vaulting either.

"Sounds like your going to have some pretty stiff competition to make the vault team.  Whatever happens don't let any setbacks discourage you.  Use them to your advantage.  I've come to realize that the best athletes are those who have to work twice as hard as everyone else just to keep up. The traits you learn trying to keep up will eventually be the catalysts that allows you to surpass the so called naturally gifted athlete.  I have full confidence you will succeed. "
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Hey that's a great quote- I'm a freshman in college and a walk-on track athelete here. I worked with the team and did extra work on my own... but first week into season I sprained my ankle and I haven't been able to practice since... I'm going to have to work extra hard to keep up with the team for next year. Those words of encouragement are just what I need. I'm not giving up.
wow, im so glad you posted this. it feels like a complete Godsend.
i had a complete break down today, and reading that is excactly what i needed. thank you so much for posting. its very ironic that you would post it and i would read it excactly when i needed to.
You're welcome!!
i had a terribly meet today , i got scratched from my hurdles for being one minute late.
but im not discouraged, im just sad i didnt get to run them.