It occurred to me earlier this week that it can be hard to find what professionals, organizations, individuals and institutions are up to when it comes to personally and professionally developing athletes. So, periodically, I’ll try to collect news, articles and personal athlete stories from all over the place to help keep you in the loop.
Here’s the first edition.
- America East Conference launches student-athlete alumni network. A natural fit if you ask me. A first for a Division I conference (surprisingly) but most certainly not going to be the last.
- UC Berkeley hosts course in finances and money management for athletes. An interesting article with a very customized take on preparing athletes for their futures.
- Great read making the case for more mental health support for pro athletes. Former NBA player, Adonal Foyle writes his take on mental health in sports today and his approach for addressing issues around it.
- Pac-12 hosts student-athlete council. Refreshing approach to involving athletes and allowing them to weigh-in on important issues.
- At Georgia, Head Coach Mark Richt shares his take on helping players become more balanced in life.
- Mizzou Men’s Group teaches lessons to student-athletes. I love this idea. It’s another way to bring up issues in life, athletics and beyond.
- A quick video highlight of Texas A&M's financial planning seminar for its student-athletes this past week.
- Another UC Berkeley article, but a good one. Chancellor Nicholas Dirks' view on progress it’s athletic department (and it’s student-athletes) have made over the past year. Highlights integration of student-athletes on campus and as a part of student-body community.
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