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Why Is Resourcefulness a Critical Skill for College Athletes? Lindsey Hamilton, Assistant Head Coach of Mental Conditioning at the highly-respected IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, shared in a recent conversation with me on my Freshman Foundation podcast that the most successful college athletes exhibit resourcefulness. Well,...

I recently listened to Eric Cressey’s Elite Baseball Development podcast. His guest was Dusty Blake, pitching coach for Duke University’s baseball program. Coach Blake mentioned that one book he recommends to incoming freshmen is Chop Wood, Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the...

Please check out this Shore Sports Network (SSN) article about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on athletes: https://shoresportsnetwork.com/athletes-and-coaches-feeling-the-sting-of-no-sports-on-the-schedule/ The article, authored by Vin Ebenau of SSN, draws from an interview that we recently conducted on this topic. I look forward to receiving your feedback....

Originally posted on the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) website on April 21, 2020: https://appliedsportpsych.org/blog/2020/04/motivating-your-kids-during-covid-19-homeschooling/ Parents and children alike have been thrust into a unique situation as a result of COVID-19 related school closings. Schools are implementing at-home instruction out of necessity, including daily instruction...

Originally posted at Locker Room Access: https://virginia.lockerroomaccess.com/2020/03/26/coronavirus-and-sports-shutdown-how-will-the-humans-involved-cope/   The Daily Progress, Charlottesville’s hometown newspaper, ran an article on March 14th entitled “How four Virginia head coaches dealt with the NCAA’s cancellations of championships.” The article recounts how UVA coaches Lars Tiffany, Brian O’Connor, Kevin Sauer, and Steve...

Coronavirus has caused a bit of anxiety for me given the effect on my personal financial situation. I am facing many "what ifs" with respect to how I will generate income during this panic, for lack of a better word. I lived in New York...