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America: Where the Grass is Greener or a Murky Swamp Where Athletes Rarely Prosper?

America: Where the Grass is Greener or a Murky Swamp Where Athletes Rarely Prosper?

Featured Image by UNM showing Josh Kerr on his way to winning the 2017 NCAA Div1 Outdoor 1500m Final. Recently, theathleteplace conducted a survey on Instagram asking whether athletes would travel to America for University. The result of this was a 63% majority for the ‘yes’ party. As a follow-up, we attempted to get some…

Modelling as Athletes

Modelling as Athletes

Featured image by: fills.fotos | Athletes are always in high demand when it comes to modelling, but how do you get into modelling as an athlete? There are various ways, such as being scouted or applying through agencies such as FORTE. I see it a lot like most (all) things in life, it’s mainly about…

Episode #6 Training 3 Sports, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games & Competing From Home ft Sophie Coldwell & Olivia Mathias.

Episode #6 Training 3 Sports, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games & Competing From Home ft Sophie Coldwell & Olivia Mathias.

Featured Image by: World Triathlon Ever wondered what it is like to train for 3 sports in one day? In Episode #6 we sit down with Sophie Coldwell & Olivia Mathias, two of Great Britain’s top triathletes respectively. We cover topics from their experiences at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, the lessons they…

How Can Student-Athletes Build Resilience and Prevent Burnout?

How Can Student-Athletes Build Resilience and Prevent Burnout?

Just like 2020, sport can be very demanding and push us to our limits. Adversities, or any negative events, are inevitable in sport. Athletes may experience failures, mental health problems, injuries, homesickness and overtraining [1]. When dealing with these challenges, athletes are often told to just “get over it” or “move on.” We are told…

Body Image in Sport: I. Am. Fed. Up.

Body Image in Sport: I. Am. Fed. Up.

I. Am. Fed. Up. Fed up of hearing sports commentators discuss a professional athlete’s weight, size and body shape. Fed up of watching runners – and more importantly, friends – lose their way in the sport in attempts to achieve some sort of aesthetic or “ideal.” Fed up of hearing how scary sugar and fat…

The American Dream: A Bed Of Roses, Or A Mass Of Thorns.

The American Dream: A Bed Of Roses, Or A Mass Of Thorns.

Image from 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, Samoa by Deana Emerson. The NCAA experience is one that differs from person to person. You should never take one person’s time in America as gospel, as you can guarantee you’ll find something differs in your time there. It is all dependent on your school, your coach, your degree,…

Episode #5 International Rugby, “Switching Off” & New Headline Sporting Event!? ft Dom Morris.

Episode #5 International Rugby, “Switching Off” & New Headline Sporting Event!? ft Dom Morris.

Featured Image by: Saracens Rugby Club Episode #5 brings us Saracens Rugby hotshot and academy graduate Dom Morris, we speak about the lives we are living amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how we are doing all we can to keep sane. Alongside the importance of “switching off” once you are home from work or sport…

Post-Viral Fatigue and Over-Training: How to Avoid, How to Cope, How to Recover.

Post-Viral Fatigue and Over-Training: How to Avoid, How to Cope, How to Recover.

Featured Image By: Bobby Gavin Post-viral fatigue syndrome is nothing new. Yet in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become a far more prevalent issue, with swathes of people struggling to make a full recovery from the initial infection. Dubbed “long Covid”, the drawn-out symptoms include severe fatigue, breathlessness, and anxiety. Below, I…

How I Got Into Running.

How I Got Into Running.

Featured Image by Ezra Shaw – Getty Images Right, let’s get straight into this one. So how did I get into running? Well for me it all started way back when I was little and in school. I was into a lot of sports, like basketball, football and running, but in that order. I watched…

Olympic Aspirations: but at what cost?

Olympic Aspirations: but at what cost?

A guide for understanding Mental Health and Thriving in elite sport The Olympic Games. A prestigious event in the sporting world that occurs every 4 years. It is logical to propose that every athlete in competitive sport dreams of one day participating. Those who are Olympians hold themselves to extreme standards, but at what cost?…

Episode #4 How Can We Improve Athletics? ft UKA Athlete’s Commission.

Episode #4 How Can We Improve Athletics? ft UKA Athlete’s Commission.

In this Podcast I talk to Hannah England and Ashley Bryant from the UKA Athlete Commission, set up to give athletes a “respected voice” to influence decisions made within track and field athletics. The commission seeks to address an undercurrent of frustration, in areas such as team selection, rule changes, reduced tv coverage and ineffective…

The Athlete Afterlife.

The Athlete Afterlife.

‘The Athlete Afterlife’ – how high performance environments allow a simplistic and successful transition to the world of work. “Guidance for athletes to maximise potential in high performing environments” It isn’t uncommon that athletes struggle to accept that sport doesn’t last forever. What feels like a lifetime of success is usually only 20 years on…

Episode #3 Olympian at 18 & the Mindset of a European Record Holder ft Andreas Vazaios.

Episode #3 Olympian at 18 & the Mindset of a European Record Holder ft Andreas Vazaios.

Featured Image by deepbluemedia For episode 3 we are in the company of a European Record Holder, three-time NCAA champion and two-time Greek Olympic swimmer, Andreas Vazaios. We speak about the pressures of attending championships at a young age, the importance of mental wellbeing and how balancing studies with training can have its perks. Additionally,…

My Case of Burnout as a Former Junior International.

My Case of Burnout as a Former Junior International.

Featured Image by Alicia Barrett If you know me, you will know I try to be a positive person – easier said than done in 2020! With all that life throws at us we humans have to figure out a way through. Sometimes we can manage this alone but often we could do with a…

What is theathleteplace Hub?

What is theathleteplace Hub?

Welcome to theathleteplace, here is a quick summary of what the platform has on offer!

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