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Virtual Team Building Activities

Great teams have strong relationships that are built on trust and genuine friendships — among players, coaches and staff. It’s impossible to win at a high level without trust, relationships and communication. Here are a few team-building activities that can be done remotely or safely during the COVID-19 shutdown. Start a big brother or sister mentoring program — matching underclassmen …

All Communicating with Coaches Evaluations Improvements

Q: Can poor character displayed on social media really hurt an athlete’s chance of being recruited? Do coaches really care?

A: As a prospective college athlete understand that not only are you being evaluated by your skills, size, speed and grades, your character is also under the microscope. It’s not just about what you put out there in your words, it’s also very telling who you are connected to and your communications with them! While you may be trying to …

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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, the head coach at your dream school could be out there saying this… “I’m ready …

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Q: How can I improve my mental toughness and confidence? I use to be mentally tougher but am going through a slump.

A: It’s natural, 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! To build mental toughness you must commit yourself to becoming the most …

All Evaluations Improvements Position Tips

Q: I’m a WR with talent but my QB doesn’t throw my way much, how can I get recognized without catches?

A: If the quarterback isn’t throwing your way often, you’ll worry your stats won’t be good enough to get recruited. College coaches know that stats can be misleading and many coaches don’t put too much weight on their importance, instead they evaluate overall skills, size and speed. If you have the base traits, they can coach you. Don’t panic, there …

All Getting Noticed Improvements Position Tips

Q: Coaches want to switch my position but I think I’m too slow for that new position. What should I do?

A: Coaches are going to have an idea of what position they will use you at. Depending on your base size, speed and general skills (ball handling, ball control, hands, burst, toughness, ability to play defense)—they have a pretty good idea of where they want you to line up at and what physical improvements you’re going to need to make …