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December 1, 2015
The transition from high school to college can be daunting. With picking a school, deciding on a major and prepping for a new coach and team, the work that goes into playing college football can seem overwhelming. The best way to overcome the stress of transitioning to college life is to start preparing as early as possible. Collegiate Sports Data President Joleyn Smithing offered the following tips on how to start prepping for the recruitment process and making a college selection.
November 10, 2015
by Dr. David Hoch, CMAA After a practice session or contest, many coaches go into the locker room and dissect what took place.They talk with the assistants, vent and begin to plan for the next practice session.  But … you can’t simply stand in the corner talking.
November 10, 2015
Student-athletes moving directly from fall to winter sports can prevent injuries and other setbacks by being mindful of five tips provided by Dr. Brandon Mines, MD, a sports medicine physician and professor at Emory University, in his Advancing Your Health Blog located on Emory Healthcare’s “Advancing Youth Health” website. Dr. Mines advocates the following preventative actions:
November 10, 2015
It’s hard enough to be a fan of a team—it’s that much harder when you have an added level of rooting interest because your son or daughter is a member of the team. For so many reasons, it’s important for parents to monitor their emotions before, during, and after a game in which their child is playing and they are watching the stands.  Your son or daughter feeds off of your response, and how you react to what transpires in a game will affect their experience as an athlete.
November 10, 2015
James is an offensive lineman on his high school JV team. He is on the field as his offense drives for a go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to go. The defensive tackle he has battled with all day is running out of gas as James has dominated him. In desperation on that last drive, the DT starts up with some really nasty trash talking. James ignores it as the play begins and gets down to business of protecting his quarterback.
November 10, 2015
Social media is a recreational tool for high school students that’s only increasing—a way for students to communicate with friends and express their beliefs and emotions.  For high school athletes, social media can also be a trap that impacts their likelihood of being recruited by college coaches. MyTownTutors.com, a web site that provides information for parents of high school students, offers the following advice in talking to your son or daughter about being careful on the use of social media:

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