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Former College Goalkeeper, Cooper Harris, Talks Wellness for College Athletes, Transfer Experience
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Former College Goalkeeper, Cooper Harris, Talks Wellness for College Athletes, Transfer Experience

By 2aDays Staff|June 17, 2022

Cooper Harris is a former college soccer goalkeeper, playing at both Merrimack College and then transferring to Hobart College. Before his commitment to Merrimack, Cooper was a 4-year letter winner...

Three Key Warning Signs of Emotionally Abusive Coaching, According to Experts
Look Out for These Red Flags
Three Key Warning Signs of Emotionally Abusive Coaching, According to Experts

By Katie Lever, M.A.|June 10, 2022

In an ideal world, all athletes would have great relationships with their coaches, but sadly, athlete-coach relationships can be far more complex. Although the world is currently fixated on the...

Dealing With Depression and Homesickness: Advice From an International College Athlete
Important Mental Health Tips
Dealing With Depression and Homesickness: Advice From an International College Athlete

By Lilia Farach|June 9, 2022

Homesickness is defined as a feeling of longing for one’s home while being away from it for a period of time. This is not as uncommon as one might think–homesickness...

Trials, Tribulations and The Importance of Resilience: Lessons From D1 Tennis Athlete, Andrea Martinez
Never Give Up!
Trials, Tribulations and The Importance of Resilience: Lessons From D1 Tennis Athlete, Andrea Martinez

By Matthew Reichen|May 31, 2022

Andrea Martínez is a senior tennis player at Loyola University New Orleans who is originally from Puerto Rico. She studies Biological Sciences and has a minor in Chemistry and has...

Mindfulness for College Athletes: A 30 Minute “You”tine
Treat Yo' Self!
Mindfulness for College Athletes: A 30 Minute “You”tine

By Anna Garrett|May 30, 2022

As a college athlete, your schedule is jam-packed with your classes, sport, homework, internships, and jobs. It can be hard to keep up with it all, and very rarely can...

5 Easy Tips to Help College Athletes Prevent Burnout
Stop, Drop, and Roll!
5 Easy Tips to Help College Athletes Prevent Burnout

By Cole Wimmer|May 26, 2022

With school, sports, extracurriculars, and other responsibilities it becomes really easy for lots of obligations to stack up for college athletes. When your workload begins to look insurmountable it’s also...

3 Ways Colleges Can Help Improve Athlete’s Mental Health
Mental Health Matters
3 Ways Colleges Can Help Improve Athlete’s Mental Health

By Noah Fisher|May 26, 2022

Content warning: suicide Athletes are known for being physically healthy but what about mental health? Throughout modern collegiate athletics, mental health awareness has become a widespread issue and athletes struggle...

The 22 Best Ways to Manage Pre-Game Nerves
Relax!
The 22 Best Ways to Manage Pre-Game Nerves

By Chloe Singer|May 23, 2022

While many athletes focus on the physical strength, agility, and technical skills required to succeed in sports, mental conditioning is just as important. As athletes, we have all felt the...

The Prevalence of Eating Disorders Amongst Female Athletes (Part One)
Mental Health Awareness Month
The Prevalence of Eating Disorders Amongst Female Athletes (Part One)

By Stephanie O'Brien|May 20, 2022

Content Warning: Eating disorders Athletes, especially in college, are expected to maintain optimal physical fitness. This includes having a proper workout routine, nutritional habits, and mental state. Female athletes face...

The 3 Most Common Mental Health Issues in College Football
Mental Health Awareness Month
The 3 Most Common Mental Health Issues in College Football

By Isaac Haney|May 20, 2022

Content Warning: Suicide and self-harm In recent years, the football world has become more and more open about issues regarding mental health. In the pro sphere, there are people like...

How to Retire as a College Athlete: 5 Things to Consider
The End is Near (and that's okay!)
How to Retire as a College Athlete: 5 Things to Consider

By Catherine Light|May 17, 2022

For most college athletes, their experience competing in the sport will come to an end by the time they walk across the stage at their graduation ceremony. As much as...

Battling Performance Anxiety as a College Athlete
Stay Calm!
Battling Performance Anxiety as a College Athlete

By Ashton Grenon|May 13, 2022

Anxiety is something that no individual asks for or wants. While some athletes use the pregame time to get pumped up and ready to play, others may face performance anxiety....

5 Benefits of Therapy for College Athletes
Tips for Mental Health Awareness Month
5 Benefits of Therapy for College Athletes

By Catherine Light|May 12, 2022

There is a lot of stigma around the idea of therapy and struggling with one’s mental health, especially as an athlete, but it’s not something to be ashamed of. However,...

3 Ways College Athletes Can Avoid Burnout
Mental Health Tips!
3 Ways College Athletes Can Avoid Burnout

By Brendan Duffy|May 12, 2022

It’s easy for athletes to  feel overwhelmed, exhausted and emotionally drained, and you feel as if you can’t keep up with the demands of life. What happens when it all...

10 Ways to Calm Your Nerves at a Swim Meet
Swim Away From Your Fears!
10 Ways to Calm Your Nerves at a Swim Meet

By Kyle Haflich|May 11, 2022

Swim meets can be very stressful at any level of competition. Here are 10 ways that you can calm down and focus on your races. Meditate This tactic does not...

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