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There’s no right or wrong way of being an athlete, everyone’s situation is different. These are just some things to think about when deciding what athletic path to take. Learn the in and outs and pros and cons of getting involved in the recruiting process.

Why Junior College Might Make Sense for You

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 01/31/2019, 12:00pm CST

With all the benefits a junior college has to offer, many student-athletes should seriously consider pursuing this opportunity.

What’s the Difference Between a Five-Star Recruit and You?

By NCSA Team Edition 01/23/2019, 12:00pm CST

The average recruit will probably be choosing between two to three serious offers

To get coaches to watch your video and evaluate you as a recruit, you need to be proactive.

Four Things Coaches Look for in Volleyball Tryouts

By Mental Toughness Trainer 01/23/2019, 12:00pm CST

Many coaches teach techniques differently and will expect their athletes to learn it their way.

Questions to Ask High School and Club Coaches

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 01/15/2019, 12:00pm CST

Finding the best school or club often means doing a little homework

Coaches who are actively involved in helping their players get to college can make all the difference. They can help you assess what division level is a best fit for your size and talent.

Easy Stress Reducers for Sports Parents

By Next College Student Athlete 01/11/2019, 12:00pm CST

Stress is a common but unwanted byproduct in the household of sports parents

Spots parents tend to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day. That often leads to running marathon days like they are a sprint, which is quite stressful.

How Do Athletic and Academic Scholarships Work?

By Next College Student Athlete 01/04/2019, 12:00pm CST

There are many misconceptions about the logistics of combining academic and athletic scholarships

Most academic scholarships will be partial scholarships, paying for a portion of a student’s tuition and fees.

Six Recruiting Mistakes to Avoid

By Next College Student Athlete 01/03/2019, 12:00pm CST

Recruiting mistakes can scare off college coaches and undo years of a student-athlete’s hard work

Injuries happen. Coaches get it. If you get sidelined, you may be tempted to back off your recruiting efforts until you are back to full strength.

Cancer Can’t Keep Bob Davidson on the Bench

By Greg Bates, USA Hockey 12/26/2018, 12:00pm CST

“If it comes, it comes,” Davidson said. “I’m not giving up my hockey until they put me in the ground or say I can’t play — which will probably be when they put me in the ground.”

How to Get Your Late Bloomer Recruited

By Nelson Gord, NCSA Team Edition 12/20/2018, 12:00pm CST

Good grades, glowing recommendations and solid video footage are important pieces of the process

Show your joy for playing the game. Coaches notice whether you’re having fun with your teammates and if you’re maintaining a positive attitude.

How to Get Back In the Game With a Stronger Team Mindset

By TrueSport 12/19/2018, 9:30am CST

Every team will face challenges together and it's to be expected that they will have to deal with disappointment.

Coaches, learn how you can help your team get back in the game with a strong team mindset

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