Sawyer Howitt is a leading professional entrepreneur and athlete who, in his successful athletic endeavors, has achieved recognition by the American Racquetball Association. Invested as an athlete in raquetball since childhood, Howitt possess both a thriving athletic career and a fast-growing entrepreneurial career.
As a business and finance major, Howitt has combined his academic knowledge with the professional experience that he has gained as a business strategy analyst at RFID Checkout, a project manager at the Meriwether Group, and as the director of several philanthropic organizations. More importantly, Howitt has an innate talent for identifying customer needs and new markets, and perfecting the art of business development and branding.
As an athlete, Howitt is noted to have the potential to play professionally in men’s singles, men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. As of yet, however, Howitt has excelled at men’s singles playing. Howitt’s most distinct racquetball achievements as of yet have been within the Oregon High School Racquetball State Championships, and within the Racquetball Club of Portland.
To become a racquetball professional, like Sawyer Howitt, racquetball enthusiasts must first recognize what it is that they want from the sport. In doing so, growing athletes can establish a clear path forward, or a long term plan for their athletic development. Whether racquetball is purely a passion or a business investment as well, establishing a plan with clear cut goals allows the aspiring athlete to prioritize and focus on accomplishing goals.
Once a plan is in place, the aspiring athlete then needs to surround themselves with the people and the means necessary to focus entirely on achieving success as a racquetball player. This includes researching, interviewing, and securing the right coach. Credentials, experience, and focus areas are all integral aspects of finding the right coach. Also, securing a supplemental source of income that will allow the aspiring athlete to spend most, if not all, of their time practicing is essential. The best way to do this is either to find a sponsor (which will become easier as the athlete’s skill level improves), and/or offering amateur coaching lessons.
With a strategy, the right support, and appropriate environment in place, it is vital that the aspiring athlete understands that practice must become their number one priority. As much as can be learned from others, only practice on the court can make perfect. Coupled with a specifically tailored workout and training regiment; strategy, support, and practice will no doubt lead the aspiring racquetball player to professional level success.
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Rainbow34 July 11, 2017