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It’s a subject or scenario all athletes and parents of athletes would rather avoid. But it’s also one of the most common questions asked of our team at Study & Play USA. What if I get injured when on scholarship in the USA? Let’s unpack this undesirable...

College recruiting is a marathon process, spanning a number of months and, in some cases, years. It is therefore essential that a recruit is able to sustain the interest of a college coach over a long period of time. The most successful recruits who secure...

By Chris Bates The word ‘junior’ conjures up different ideas for different people. Some may see the word and assume that by being junior, this may mean inferior; some may view something junior as being lesser, or in some cases they may link the word junior...

Written by Ellen Chambers My US college experience was nothing short of life-changing and if given the opportunity, I’d re-live it ten times over. Looking back, I can offer the following reflections on what I gained from my experience as a student-athlete on the golf...

A rowing race is one of the most physically demanding and rewarding in the world of sport. It’s also generally understood that an American education is among the best in the world. ...

Where do I start? Well, perhaps I should start by sharing that, such was the positive impact of my experience that, on my final plane trip back to Australia after graduation, I made a decision that one day I was going to help other families...

Here at Study & Play USA, you might have seen that we have recently launched our very own podcast, ‘In The Huddle’. In The Huddle was created to give students, parents, coaches, and athletes, an inside look at the journey through US college sport and all...

What do you envision when you hear the word 'student-athlete'? Law student and long-jump champion Kendall Spencer suspects that the average response to that question might not do student-athletes justice. Having been told, like many other athletes, to stick to what he's good at, Spencer...

What is mental toughness? "Mental toughness is the ability to respond well to doubts, worries, concerns and circumstances that make it more difficult to succeed, or excel at a task or towards an objective or a performance outcome that you set out to achieve." The term “mental toughness”...