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Enhancing the Well-Being of Division III Collegiate Athletes During the Pandemic: The Role of Coaches

By JoAnne Barbieri Bullard
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Student-athletes have faced canceled sports seasons, isolation from teammates and friends, transitioned to virtual learning, and encountered many unknowns regarding their academic and athletic endeavors. Coaches are in a unique position to understand student-athlete concerns and provide assistance amid COVID-19.

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Rethinking the Way Coaches Implement Team Building Activities During COVID-19

By Samantha Holder, Carolena Charalambous
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With COVID-19 limiting in-person team building activities, is there a way to foster team cohesion without all team members being in the same place? Now is the time to get creative and reconsider approaches to building cohesive team environments. 

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It’s Virtually the Same: Psychological Challenges of eSports Athletes

By Dhruv Raman
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Mental skills training might be particularly beneficial for eSports players who are expected to sustain focus and exercise their minds for 10-12 hours a day.

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Navigating a Pandemic: Tips for Athletic Trainers Serving the Sport Community

By the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
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Everyone in the sport community is feeling the impact of COVID-19. AASP wants you to remember we are all in this together, and has compiled a list of resources and tips to help keep you updated, cope with feelings of stress, and keep you safe.

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Missing Time in the Competitive Arena: Managing Psychological Responses to Injury

By Damien Stewart
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When an injury impacts performance or keeps a performer out of training and competition for a significant period of time, it is important to implement strategies and attitudes to positively and productively navigate the time away. 

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Behind the Scenes: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected the NFL Draft and Off-Season

By Carly Skenian
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The 2020 NFL Draft provided live entertainment to millions of sports fans at a time when the world seemed to need it the most. Sport can act as a diversion from stress and anxiety for many, and with fresh news being in high-demand these days, it's no surprise the NFL Draft-A-Thon Live event was huge. Still, it looked different this year.

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