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Recent Articles

College Prospects: How to Separate Yourself

College prospects need to work strategically harder to get the attention of college coaches. Furthermore, student-athletes need to separate themselves from the high volume of prospective student-athletes that are competing for similar roster spots.

Teach Your Athlete 3 Truths About Change (PDF)

Change usually happens in one of two ways: 1. You initiate a change or 2. Change is thrust upon you. As you probably guessed, it is a bit easier to accept when you initiate it. Unfortunately, you are not always given that option. The opportunity that you do have, however, is how you respond to change.

Video: 3 Simple Truths From an Olympic Journey

Gwen Jorgenson Olympic journey contains three simple truths that all young athletes can learn from. And she’s not done yet!

5 True, Must-See Movies to Watch with Your Young Athlete

By David Benzel
It’s hard to deny the power of a captivating story, told well. Perhaps, that is why movie nights are such a great pastime and memory maker for so many families. Watching a true story with a compelling message can open a door to a unique teaching moment between parents and their kids.

Video: 3 Tips for Handling Performance Slumps

A slump in performance is discouraging, but a normal occurrence for young athletes. Learn three strategies for handling those moments so they don’t become a lasting problem.