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Being an athlete is more than just training and competing. It's a lifestyle. Choices you make off the field—what you wear, how you present yourself, how you spend your time, whom you make friends with—help shape your individuality and character. They can also help or hurt your personal and your team's performance. Organizing or participating in team-building events and activities—movies, dinners, video games, listening to music, cross-training—helps forge strong bonds of friendship that can improve a team's chances for success. Learn about the healthy and positive lifestyle choices that elite coaches and athletes most admire.

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Which Level of College Athletics Is Best for You?

Many high school student-athletes have a goal to continue playing their sport in college. For many that goal involves the desire to play Division I sp...

Want to Play Sports in College? Do This Right Now

So you've decided playing a sport in college is a major goal of yours. Congratulations! Having the desire to accomplish a goal like this has to sta...

3 Sports Parent Behaviors That Turn Off College Coaches

Recruiting has changed. College coaches are no longer recruiting just the student-athlete—they're recruiting their parents, too. "An increasin...

Why 'Going D1' Isn't the End All, Be All

Every serious high school athlete with a desire to participate in college sports has some version of the following plan: Be a standout performer....

Official vs. Unofficial Visits: What's the Difference?

Whether you're an aspiring college athlete or not, one of the most effective parts of the college application process is visiting a campus. It's the b...

I Want to Play Sports in College But I'm Not Getting Recruited. What Should I Do?

Every serious high school athlete has a similar dream for the next step of their athletic lives—to get recruited and play their sport of choice in c...

Reminder for Aspiring College Athletes: You Should Actually Like the School You Choose

My job as a college counselor has allowed me to work with a number of aspiring college student-athletes. Each of them have different ideas and desires...

'Should I Go to This Camp?' Tackling a Hot Topic for High School Football Players

"What camps should I go to?" It's a question I consistently hear from high school athletes and their parents at this time of year. There are so man...

How High School Volleyball Players Can Get on College Coaches' Radars

Every high school athlete who dreams of playing at the next level wants to impress college coaches. But when you get the opportunity to compete in ...

7 Things You Should Do ASAP If You Want to Play Sports in College

So, you want to be a college athlete? Awesome. Pursuing that dream is undoubtedly exciting, as playing sports in college is something only a fraction ...

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