Mental Toughness In Student-Athletes

Mental Toughness In Student-Athletes

“Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.” – Alex Karras. Football Player. In sport (and life), nobody can expect everything to run smoothly. When testing moments surface, physical attributes like speed and skill will only get you so far....
Winning – Is It Everything?

Winning – Is It Everything?

Statistics say that 70% of kids involved in sports drop out after becoming teenagers. Such is the case for many reasons, but, in general, it boils down to a loss of enjoyment from participating. In numerous studies of youth athletes, fun was repeatedly identified as...
The Future of Pay-to-Play in Sports

The Future of Pay-to-Play in Sports

In the past, it was easy to get on a youth sports team if one wanted to play. Whether through community recreation leagues or school sports, very few barriers to entry existed for young people, who could easily get a hold of the necessary equipment. This was...
Why Employers Love Student Athletes

Why Employers Love Student Athletes

Sports are a terrific medium for learning a range of skills and building habits that are essential for life. Goal setting, time management, relationship management, recovering from setbacks, and disappointments are just some of the lessons that are learned navigating...
How Player Comparisons Can Hurt Athletes

How Player Comparisons Can Hurt Athletes

We hear it all the time, player X is compared to player Y. It is a regular part of the talk surrounding sports at all levels- that’s why there are rankings of all kinds. However, we don’t really stop to think about how comparing players can become a damage for some of...
Injuries In Teenage Athletes

Injuries In Teenage Athletes

Getting injured is an inevitable part of taking part in sport. Some are unavoidable- a matter of bad luck from making the wrong movement or over- stretching while trying to make a play. Others are simple bumps and bruises that only cause discomfort for a short period...
Drugs In High School Athletes

Drugs In High School Athletes

The temptation to experiment with drugs, both illegal and legal, is something faced by every teenager in our society. There are many reasons why teenagers choose to use the multitude of drugs that may become available to them- as an escape, boredom, trying to be/ seem...
Top 10 Best Books for Student-Athletes

Top 10 Best Books for Student-Athletes

List of best books for building an athlete 10. The Champion’s Mind Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in...