Dear Athletics: We Have A Problem

There is a major problem in athletics that has plagued athletes for several decades now. It is a problem experienced by almost every high level, exceptionally talented, ambitious student athlete. Take note of that last sentence. This is not about athletes who just “dabble” in sports, but for those athletes who are really good at…
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Get in the Game: Sports as a Microcosm of Life

The act of playing team sports can (and does) teach young student athletes extremely valuable life skills that are needed to not only survive, but thrive in the real world after the schooling years.  These skills consist of teamwork, (positive) aggression or assertiveness,  initiative, physical exercise, sportsmanship/respect, learning to be coachable,  learning how to “lose”…
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Why Teen Stress Can Be A Good Thing

I was not stressed in high school or in the early years of college and that’s exactly why I performed so poorly as a student and less than my best as an athlete. I was not a good student athlete and it cost me my dream and many years of frustration. For many years, probably…
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How Student Athletes Can Start Making Better Decisions Today [Part 2]

Making better decisions is possible, but it all begins with personal environment and self-awareness. Remember this, willpower is weak, but habit is strong. Here’s what I mean. Your willpower is a finite source. Like gas or even physical energy, the more you use it, the less you have left (for that day). Which also makes…
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How Student Athletes Can Start Making Better Decisions Today

Student Athletes… If there’s one life skill / concept you really need to understand, it’s this. You may think a few poor decisions here and there don’t matter, and that they’re insignificant, but they’re not, and yes, they do matter. My goal with this post is to help you understand just how significant they really…
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