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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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3 Things to Consider When Organizing Your College List

So you have your list of schools that you would love to attend as a student athlete. Intimidating isn't it? With so many options out there, great...

The Foolproof Fantasy Football Snake Draft Strategy

Fantasy Football has evolved in such a way that there are so many ways to draft your team. A lot of leagues are moving to in-person offline drafts,...

When to Draft a Defense and Kicker in Your Fantasy Football Draft

Preparing for a fantasy football draft is, indeed, time-consuming; however, it is important to be aware of all positions for which you will be drafting....

Fantasy Football Rookies: Locks, Busts and Sleepers

Fantasy football rookies are always tough decisions because you have to separate the hype from their college career with the real-world expectations of...

LaMelo Ball Just Became the First High School Player to Get His Own Signature Shoe

Just when I think I've finally escaped LaVar Ball, he pulls me back in. Big Baller Brand—the company LaVar launched in 2016 with his sons Lonzo, ...

4 Recruiting Strategies Commonly Used by College Coaches

In this video, North Western University Head Football Coach, Pat Fitzgerald, outlines four aspects he looks at when recruiting athletes. He lists them...

How You Can Use Your Recruiting Process to Accurately Predict Your Chances of Playing for a College Team

I've been talking with a coach. How do I know if I'm going to make that team?with a coach. How do I know if I'm going to make that team?So far, so...

4 Tips for Taking Control of Your Camp or Showcase Experience

When you go to a showcase or camp, don't just hope coaches notice you. Use your CaptainU athlete profile to connect with them before, during, and after...

What's the Difference Between a National Letter of Intent and a Verbal Commitment?

There's a college you love, and it's time to give a pledge. You can do this in a couple of ways. Sign a National Letter of Intent, a move always saved...

How Do Athletic Scholarships Actually Work?

Athletic scholarships are a great way to cover college costs. Know how to get one and keep it. They're found in NCAA Divisions I and II, where more than...

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