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Month: July 2018

VOCAB: NCAA Recruiting Definitions

VOCAB: NCAA Recruiting Definitions

Important Terms to Know From the NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete… Contact: A contact happens any time a college coach says more than hello during a face-to-face meeting with you or your parents off the college’s campus. Contact period: During a contact period, […]

SETBACKS: Not Hearing Anything Back After Sending Video or Questionnaire

SETBACKS: Not Hearing Anything Back After Sending Video or Questionnaire

First off, this is normal for many players. You may have hundreds of unreturned phone calls and emails—I’m not exaggerating! It’s not always easy. For most of you, it won’t be easy. There could be a few issues: #1- Are you old enough for coaches […]

Character Issues: How to Repair a Bad Reputation with Coaches

Character Issues: How to Repair a Bad Reputation with Coaches

As much as college coaches are researching you as a player and evaluating you physically, they are evaluating you just as much as a person and student. Trust me, most of them do a lot of homework outside of just your height, weight, speed and […]

Mental Toughness: How to Improve

Mental Toughness: How to Improve

Even the best athletes doubt themselves at some point. You will likely have many people tell you that you won’t make it, you aren’t good enough, that you aren’t talented… believe me, it’s extremely tough to tune out and ignore, but you must ignore it! […]

SETBACKS: When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Improving Athletically

SETBACKS: When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Improving Athletically

Relax—GREATNESS takes time! Players don’t develop over weeks or a few months, it takes a year or years to begin to see significant differences. It’s up to you to decide if you are willing to put in the time and it’s up to you to […]

SOCIAL MEDIA: 15 Tips Before You Post

SOCIAL MEDIA: 15 Tips Before You Post

BE SMART! You may be trying to impress your friends, but you may be turning off the coaches who have the power to offer you a scholarship. Is broadcasting certain thoughts and opinions REALLY that important if it could cost you a scholarship opportunity? Think, […]

14 Ways to Improve Time Management

14 Ways to Improve Time Management

#1 – Chase greatness and everything else will come – Too many players are too focused on getting all of the media attention and playing the popularity contest that they never develop into great players. They put more focus on those external rewards than becoming […]

IMPROVEMENTS: 10 Sacrifices You Can Make to Become a Better Player

IMPROVEMENTS: 10 Sacrifices You Can Make to Become a Better Player

#1 – VIDEO GAMES: Put the controller down!!! Play only on the weekend or give them up all together. Use that time during the week for homework or preparing for the ACT or SAT. #2 – Go out to the field or court 15 minutes […]

IMPROVEMENTS: 25 Tips to Become a Better Leader

IMPROVEMENTS: 25 Tips to Become a Better Leader

#1- Don’t blame anyone, ever. If times get tough, put the team on your back and say, “I should/could have done more.” And understand and believe in that statement – you can always lead everyone to do more. Never throw your teammates or coaches under […]

8 Tips to Help You Gain Weight

8 Tips to Help You Gain Weight

*PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR NUTRITION AND DIETING ADVICE* Here are some basic, non-calorie counting tools: #1 – You must keep a food log! If you don’t know your consumption, then how can you add to it? This is a simple numbers game. If you […]