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    Default How to Survive (And Thrive) in the Challenging World of College Sports

    If you're like the millions of young athletes with dreams of competing at the collegiate level, you've probably wondered if you really have what it takes to be successful in that world. It's a very valid question; it is well-known that being a college athlete is no small undertaking. As a former 4-year starter for a very successful college program, I have several key takeaways from my time as a college athlete that can help you thrive in a challenging world that only 7 percent of high school athletes reach.

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    Thanks for the link. Simple but important read. Sent it to my daughter.

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    Sent it to my DD to see if it will help her cope with the demands of playing softball in college. It is a HUGE commitment, and the decision should not be taken lightly.
    "I do not fear the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times" ~Bruce Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAD View Post
    Sent it to my DD to see if it will help her cope with the demands of playing softball in college. It is a HUGE commitment, and the decision should not be taken lightly.
    Couldn't agree more. Physical ability is a small part of it once you get on campus.
    Relax and enjoy the ride

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    Great article...my only comment is about this:

    The more you think about failure, the better the chance that you WILL fail. Think about all that could go right, rather than all that can go wrong.
    If a player is thinking this much during a game--either about success or failure-- then she has already failed.

    The key to playing well is to be in the moment, thinking about "now"...not thinking about the next pitch or the last pitch.
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    Thanks for this - DD starts first year of college ball this fall - I forwarded it to her! It's a great, easy read with great tips. I'm anxious and excited for her and just hoping it is all she's dreamed it would be. She knows it's hard, but I'm not sure she realizes just how hard it will be.

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