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How to Beat the Back-to-School Scaries

Starting a new school year can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Whether you’re adjusting to a larger school, making new friends, familiarizing yourself with new teachers and classes or feeling the pressure of competition, those familiar “back-to-school scaries” might pay a visit.  But don’t worry, we’re here to help you prepare. We’ve compiled some practical […]

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Dear Camps: A Thank You Letter

Camps are more than just a summer activity or a chance to improve skills. They are a vital part of the college sports scene, creating a space for aspiring college-athletes and coaches to connect. And let me tell you, as someone who has been both a D1 college coach and athlete, camps hold a special […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Junior Year Recruiting

If you’re a parent of a junior athlete who’s looking to play college sports, you’ve come to the right place! Junior year is a pivotal time in the recruiting process, and in this article, you’ll learn how to best support them through it.  We know how much you want your athlete to succeed, so we’re […]

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Tips from NCSA Experts: How to Maximize Your Summer Visits

Summer visits are super important when it comes to the college recruiting process. They give you a chance to check out the campus, meet coaches and get your recruiting questions answered to see if you can picture yourself living there for the next four years.  To help you make the most out of your college […]

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Reconnecting Athletes: The Role of Camps in the Post-COVID Era

As athletes, we’re no strangers to overcoming obstacles – it’s in our nature. So, when the COVID-19 pandemic threw unexpected curveballs, we did what we do best: adapted, reassessed our goals and got creative in pursuing them. But throughout this journey, one thing became clear: we crave connection.  That’s where sports camps come (back) into […]

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5 Powerful Benefits of Journaling for Student-Athletes and How to Get Started

Remember those childhood diaries where you poured your heart out onto the pages? Well, turns out, writing down your thoughts, feelings and emotions has serious benefits. And guess what? It’s not just for kids! Journaling is a powerful tool, especially in the world of athletics, and it can do wonders for student-athletes like you. Get […]

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The Benefits of Mindfulness for Student-Athletes

Have you ever stopped to think about how hard our minds work during competition? It’s a constant battle against distractions. Whether it’s the cheers of the rival team’s fans, trying to remember plays, the pressure of a big game or even that annoying itch from your jersey tag that just won’t quit, distractions are everywhere […]

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Managing Competition Anxiety: Tips for Student-Athletes

Game time, baby! That rush of adrenaline before a big competition is unbeatable. But what if it starts becoming too much to handle? Nerves are totally normal in sports, but when it starts to impact your performance, it’s time to take a closer look. You might be experiencing competition anxiety. When we get worked up […]

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Top 5 Sports Movies to Get You Motivated for Camp Season

Sports movies have a way of igniting a fire within us, don’t they? Maybe it’s the thrill of watching the underdogs rise to the top or the sense of camaraderie that comes over us as we see a team come together to achieve something great. Whatever it is, these inspiring stories pull at our heartstrings […]

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7 Ways To Feel Confident and Play Your Best When College Coaches Are in the Stands

Picture this: You’re at the free-throw line with five seconds left to go in the game and you’re down by one point. You look up to see the coach from your dream school in the stands. Nerves begin to creep up. What do you do? Allow the fear of missing the shot to overwhelm you, […]