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My DIII Coach

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My coach from high school was just inducted into my home state’s Coach Hall of Fame. By number of wins, many consider him to be most successful high school coach of all time. In any sport. As a result, our team did great things, including winning a national high school championship. In fact, every player on our high school team …

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Transferring: Advice from a former DI and DII college athlete

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Why one college basketball player decided to transfer — and what you can learn from it. My lifelong dream was to play Division I college basketball. I grew up in a very competitive family. Both my dad and uncle played college football in the Big Ten, and I attended my brother’s football, basketball and baseball games from a young age. My brother’s …

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The life of a college walk-on

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J.J. Watt. Clay Matthews. Scottie Pippen. These three sport icons all have one thing in common: each of them was a college walk-on. Looking at the athletic success they’ve each achieved, few would realize the barriers they overcame. However, for walk-ons to succeed, they all need the same thing: determination, and a shot. I was a college walk-on. Like many …

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Finding My Confidence

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A college athlete, her college coach, and the battle to regain her self-confidence. “If you were a guy, you would never have this problem,” states my college coach. Confidence. The one thing that I need. It’s the key to success. At least, that is what they tell you. Always be bold. Superman position. Stand strong, and own your mistakes and …

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Welcome to Athletes Anonymous

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a college athlete? How does an athlete experience college compared to other students? Why would an athlete silently endure abuse by a coach? What can go wrong during recruiting? Can public, frequent weigh-ins affect an athlete’s body image? What is it like to build an identity around a sport, only to …