Husker coach tells local students to soar

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HARTINGTON —  Soar with your strengths and you will go far.

This was the theme of the talk given by guest speaker Rhonda Revelle, head softball coach at the University of Nebraska, to the Hartington Public School students at the Aug. 16 Booster Club kick-off event.

“Tonight, what I want to do is share with you some things that I have tried to really build my coaching career on and tried to really build my life philosophy on, too,” she said.

Revelle began with a simple piece of advice — start at the top.

Those in authority have a responsibility to support the people they lead. Let them know it is okay to make mistakes.

And most importantly, Revelle said, let them know they are needed because everyone needs to be needed.

Leaders must give students roots and wings, roots enough to know they are connected with others and cared about unconditionally, and wings enough to know they are being encouraged to venture “outside the nest.”

“Coaches and parents, one of the most valuable lessons I have learned over and over and over again, is that kids really don’t care how much I know until they know how much I care,” she said.

Autographing your work with pride is also important. Ask yourself if you are proud of the work with your name on it.

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