THE FOUR D’S

Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you going.

—JIM RYAN

The only discipline that lasts is self-discipline.

—BUM PHILLIPS

Several years ago, a Phoenix-area school district conducted a survey of its high school athletes. The results confirmed growing rumors and suspicions. Of the students at three high schools who responded to the survey, more than 20 percent said they knew teammates or other athletes who were using steroids.

The Paradise Valley district took quick action. Believing schools have an obligation to safeguard against the danger of drugs, the district instituted random drug testing of its high school athletes. The program made national news and sparked lively debate.

Some people outside the district told administrators ...

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