Athletic Identity

Athletic Identity

Seeing yourself as an athlete is often one of the biggest challenges facing student athletes. Learn how to develop the winning mindset by clicking Even professional athletes struggle with their image as a sportsperson from time to time. For student athletes, though,...
ADHD in Sports Today

ADHD in Sports Today

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly referred to as ADHD or ADD, has become a prevalent diagnosis among children and youth across the world. Based on a 2011 survey of parents, the Centers for Disease Control and Preven􀦞on (CDC) put the number at 11%...
Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness

“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...