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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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Using Coaching Knowledge to Improve Support for Injured Athletes

By Stefanee Maurice
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Many coaches already have the skills needed to positively impact their athletes’ recovery, but some may struggle or not know where to turn for assistance. Read AASP's effective coaching tips to help support injured athletes and improve outcomes.

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How Olympic and Paralympic Athletes are Adjusting with the Help of Sport Psychology during the Coronavirus Outbreak

By AASP
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Around the world, sport psychology professionals are actively listening and showing empathy to create a safe space for athletes, coaches, and teams as they process the premature ending of their seasons and begin to cope with an unknown future.

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AASP Mental Health Awareness Month Challenge

By AASP
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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and as many seek support during the COVID-19 pandemic, join AASP for a two-week Mental Health Challenge!

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Motivating Your Kids During COVID-19 Homeschooling

By Michael Huber
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Parents and kids alike have been thrust into a unique situation as a result of COVID-19 school closings. Without organized sports and teachers to keep our kids active and educated, parents are finding themselves wearing many new hats. Try these tips to engage and motivate your kids as we all stay safe at home.

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