Lifestyle Articles

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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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...

How to Determine What Showcases and ID Camps to Attend

When you get an invite to a showcase or ID camp, it feels great. Everyone likes to be wanted. But with only so much time and money to use on camps, you...

How to Create the Perfect College Recruiting Highlight Video

Give coaches a chance to see your style of play. The most effective way to do this without having a coach see you play in person, is to post videos to...

The College Lifestyle Benefits of Division III Schools

You can get scholarship help in NCAA Division III—you just can't get it for your sports skills. This division uses no athletic scholarships, but 80...

Why a Division II School Might be Your Best Chance for an Athletic Scholarship

You can get an athletic scholarship without going to a huge school. There's help in Division II, where 56 percent of athletes get aid. Don't count on a...

Want a Division I Athletic Scholarship? Make Sure Your Grades Are on Point

You can find great athletic scholarships in Division I. Its colleges have the biggest sports budgets and the most athletic aid to offer. It's the...

How to Write a Cover Letter to a College Coach

Communicating with a coach at least once a month will strengthen your cause and help you develop your relationship with that coach. You demonstrat...

A Simple Trick for Finding the Perfect College

The people around you—your coaches, parents and friends—know what matters to you. Ask them what they think you'd like in a college. They might...

How to Make a CaptainU Profile That Will Wow College Coaches

Keep it simple for coaches to find out about you. Create an athlete profile that shows them everything they want to know. Share videos, photos and...

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