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Tips for Scoring Athletic Scholarships

For student athletes, getting an athletic scholarship can be part of the answer to the question of how to pay for college. According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), 59 percent of Division I athletes and 62 percent of Division II athletes received some level of scholarship funding during the 2016-2017 academic year. Collectively, Division I and Division II schools offer more than $3 billion in scholarship funding annually. Getting an athletic scholarship can be highly competitive. There are more than seven...

Nutrition Tips for Athletes

When you exercise hard for 90 minutes or more, especially if you're doing something at high intensity that takes a lot of endurance, you need a diet that can help you perform at your peak and recover quickly afterward. These five guidelines will help. 1. Load Up on Carbohydrates Carbs are an athlete's main fuel. Your body changes them to glucose, a form of sugar, and stores it in your muscles as glycogen. When you exercise, your body changes glycogen into energy. If you exercise for...

How to impress at a football trial

PLAY is our regular section on Just Football for coaching, youth development and tips for playing the game. In this piece, professional footballer and UEFA ‘A’ License coach Neill Collins offers 7 tips for how to impress if you’re invited for a pro trial… The thought of going on trial is enough to make some footballers break out in a cold sweat. All the pressure and tension of having to prove yourself under the watchful eyes of a manager, coach or scout. It doesn’t need...