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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…

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…

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,…

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