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April 8th, Tip of The Week: Be Flexible

Dreams require goals. Goals require planning. Planning requires intention and execution. However, we all know that life can throw us curve balls.  So, let me ask you this.  Do your plans make allowances for the barriers you may encounter along the way?  Do they provide the flexibility that you will need to overcome these barriers?

Training and Competing Through Pain and Injuries: Act of Courage or Skewed Perceptions?

Historically, it appears that when an athlete experiences an injury, regardless of their level of performance, the attention is automatically focused on the physical and visible aspect of the injury. It appears that little attention is paid to the psychological experience encompassing student-athletes internal thoughts and feelings. Tracey (2003) pointed out that when recovering from an injury, both men and women collegiate student-athletes experience various emotions, such as anxiety, fear, confusion, and even anger.