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Our Words Matter: Suggestions for Communicating With Young Athletes

By Michael Huber
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How can parents help - rather than hinder - their youth athlete's motivation and mindset? Keep reading for tips from a Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC) who works with young athletes and his own children to help cultivate self-determined motivation and accomplishment.

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Strategies to Support the Adaptation of International Athletes

By Jana Fogaca
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Moving to a foreign country is challenging. Athletes making international moves have to navigate new tasks and norms all while adapting to playing for a new club or university team. Part 1 of our 2-part series on supporting international athletes will focus on what athletes can do to cultivate success during the transition.

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Mindfulness as a Means of Coping with COVID-19-Related Stress and Uncertainty in Athletes

By Kayla Sliz
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As stressors that negatively impacted mental health accumulated and coping resources were stripped away during the pandemic, there was (and continues to be) a need to identify useful coping strategies for athletes.

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Facilitating Sport Injury Related Growth (SIRG)

By Rachel Shinnick
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An athlete’s perspective can and will shift throughout their injury experience. Learn more about key applications for athletes looking to achieve sport injury-related growth, defined as “perceived changes that propel injured athletes to a higher level of functioning.”

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AASP 30-Day Mental Health Challenge

By the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
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To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month this May, AASP invites you to take part in a monthlong series of daily tasks and activities to bring mental health and self-care to the forefront of your mind. 

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Revisiting Growth Mindset as a Core Capacity of Sport Psychology

By Jim Davis
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A growth mindset guides our response to challenges and ability to self-reflect in the face of setbacks. Increased self-awareness and adopting a growth mindset can help athletes and performers reach their peak potential and regulate their emotions and thoughts.

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