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Being an athlete is more than just training and competing. It's a lifestyle. Choices you make off the field—what you wear, how you present yourself, how you spend your time, whom you make friends with—help shape your individuality and character. They can also help or hurt your personal and your team's performance. Organizing or participating in team-building events and activities—movies, dinners, video games, listening to music, cross-training—helps forge strong bonds of friendship that can improve a team's chances for success. Learn about the healthy and positive lifestyle choices that elite coaches and athletes most admire.

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CaptainU Recruit of the Week: Erin Hetherington

Erin Hetherington is a 5-foot-10 setter from Roanoke, Virginia and a user of CaptainU recruiting tools. This past summer, Erin accomplished her go...

By: CaptainU

7 Things to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter to a College Coach

As we learned in our article how to write a cover letter to a college coach, the very best way to introduce yourself to a coach is with a personalized...

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5 Reasons Why LeBron Might Play His Best Basketball Yet in the Nike LeBron 15

A home run. His favorite shoe to date. LeBron James isn't hiding his admiration for the Nike LeBron 15. Not only does his latest signature shoe ...

By: Brandon Hall

Follow This Template to Create the Perfect College Recruiting Video

Before you're offered a spot on a college team, the coach will usually want to see you play in person. While a highlights video isn't a substitute for...

By: CaptainU

This is the Best Time to Start Your College Recruiting Process

The recruiting timeline is a subject of great confusion. Rumors spread like wildfire, people make uninformed decisions, and it often results in...

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[PODCAST] Building an Athlete Strength Training Program With Mark Rippetoe

Fully committing yourself to your sport as an athlete is something that most people think means practice, practice, practice. It turns out, as our guest...

By: CaptainU

Week 5 Fantasy Football: Who to Start, Who to Sit

As I continue in my quest to become the poor man's Michael Fabiano—I would like to say that I improved dramatically in my fantasy football choices for...

By: Natalie Faulk

Week 5 Fantasy Football: Locks, Busts, Sleepers and Hot Takes

Week 4 was a pretty interesting week of NFL football with breakouts from unknowns, tons of starters going down to injury and even more upsets than...

By: Justin Ochoa

Top Week 4 Fantasy Football Performers

The surprises continued into fantasy football Week 4 with, again, some regular performers failing to make the cut (Tom Brady, anyone) and other players...

By: Natalie Faulk

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