The final whistle blows and just like that, USA Rugby ticks another box along the way to being considered a ‘rugby nation’- a legitimate global force in the game they play in heaven.
Is social media behaviour taken into account when recruiters, coaches and schools are evaluating athletes? Absolutely. Is it unfair that you are being judged on something completely unrelated to your athletic prowess? Maybe. But it’s happening. Every day college coaches receive reports on the social media posts of prospective recruits. What they contain either helps, or hurts, that player’s opportunities Continue Reading
The rules are pretty simple in the yearly, men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments known around the sporting globe as ‘March Madness’. You win, you stay in… Survive and advance. Beginning next week, hundreds of collegiate basketball players will take their talents to the ‘Big Dance’ with the dream of winning it all. As teams advance through the tournament, the Continue Reading
Approaching the final months of high school it becomes apparent that the end of your athletic career may be fast approaching and the sport that you’ve put in so much time and effort to may be seeing its competitive conclusion. Up until my meeting with Chris Bates at Study & Play USA this was a situation I found myself in and Continue Reading
In lounge rooms all around the world this time of year, I can guarantee there are families with budding tennis players watching the Australian Open in Melbourne. Some will record, watch and dissect every match; some might tape just their favourite players, whilst others might look at certain players to model their games on. You can also be confident that Continue Reading