A Thought Provoking Grocery Store Trip

Healthy Eating
On a recent trip to the grocery store Karen found herself in the checkout line behind a woman who was buying more than $300.00 worth of groceries. What was most interesting about her purchases was the amount of “junk” food in her cart with items such as ice cream, Fritos, potato chips, frozen pizza, soda, etc. The cashier also remarked…
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Let The Kids Play (For Pay)

The NCAA made headlines recently when they chose to allow their student-athletes the opportunity to cash in on their likeness and image. This decision came after many long years of the NCAA facing social pressure to compensate their athletes, and presents a monumental shift in the landscape of amateur athletics.  On October 29, the NCAA released a statement regarding their…
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The Do’s and Don’ts of College Recruiting

College recruiting can be a tough process. College coaches spend endless hours going over potential recruits’ videos, conversing with them through email, and even scouring their social media profile(s) in order to gain the clearest picture on the type of student-athlete they are recruiting to join their program. With so many athletes out there for coaches to choose from, it…
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A Day in the Life of A College Athlete

Being a college student-athlete is a full-time job. Actually, it’s like two full-time jobs that you have to balance simultaneously. While playing sports in college will provide you with great skills and habits you will take with you in life after sports, it is important to understand what you can expect in a typical day in the life as a…
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Study Like a Champion Today

For many young athletes, the most important thing is being on the field. What is sometimes overlooked by some student-athletes, however, is that the on-field competition is merely a part of the equation. Athletes are not allowed to compete at all unless they fulfill certain academic requirements and, as we all know, most coaches don’t want to deal with players…
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Negative thinking is a part of being human, but there are strategies you can use today to change your thoughts. What we say to ourselves throughout the day may often seem like our mind aimlessly wandering, but that internal dialogue can prove to be extremely important to our mental health and well-being. It may seem trivial or unimportant, but the…
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The Downsides of Specializing Early

In this current day and age, with such hyper-competitive sports starting from such an early age, more and more young athletes are feeling the pressure to specialize and choose one sport to focus their energy on from an early age. While it may seem like it would be more beneficial for a young athlete to focus on honing their skills…
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Why Likability Matters for Your Success

For several years, I’ve studied Human Relations and taught it to students of all ages: from high school, to college, to working professionals.  Some Interesting comments I’ve heard during workshops include: “I’m not at work to be liked, I’m there to get a job done.” “I’m not on the team to be liked, I’m there to compete and win.” From…
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3 Ways Sleep Helps You Reach Peak Performance

Let’s face it – high school students are busy! School, homework, part-time jobs, activities, family, and friends all vie for their time and attention. And for student-athletes, practices, training, and competitions are all added to this list. So where do busy students find the time to meet all their obligations? Often, they forgo a healthy amount of sleep. So, the…
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Cook Now, Thank Yourself Later

Today we live in a very fast paced world.  This is especially true for athletes. There are hours of training, practices and games that fill your and your family’s week. This type of jammed packed schedule often leaves you eating a quick, fast food type dinner before getting on the bus or hitting the drive thru on the way home…
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