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Facilitating Sport Injury Related Growth (SIRG)

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

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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 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. There is a difference between a challenge being difficult and impossible. 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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Goal Setting and Monitoring for Self-Care: Facilitating a Mindful and Grateful Attitude

By Tsz Lun (Alan) Chu
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It is not uncommon for athletes to set goals to meet physical performance demands or achieve certain performance outcomes. However, how often do athletes set goals related to self-care?

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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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