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Focus on the Whole Team: Finally Beat Your Rival…The Holidays!
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Focus on the Whole Team: Finally Beat Your Rival…The Holidays!

October 31st, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In college athletics, every team has a dreaded rival. That team from across the state. A longtime conference foe. And the rivalry sees no limits. The rival college administrations may compete for the same employees. They often...
Focus on the Whole Team: Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Health
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Focus on the Whole Team: Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Health

October 17th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In an earlier article “Improving Work-Life Balance,” I spoke about sitting well at your workstation and ergonomics. Ergonomics is about neutral posture. And much like how you dress, your posture says a lot about you. There...
Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy During the Fall
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Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy During the Fall

October 3rd, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
As with the football season, fall is in full swing. September 22 marked the first day of autumn. And with the change in season, comes differences in daylight hours, activities, weather, and food. Subtle changes sometimes throw...
Focus on the Whole Team: Change Behaviors, Change Outcomes
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Focus on the Whole Team: Change Behaviors, Change Outcomes

September 19th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In college athletics, success comes from formulating a plan and executing that plan. Every plan has an objective and a process to meet that objective. Every process is powered by positive behaviors done over and over. When trying...
Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy and Fit during Times of Distress
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Focus on the Whole Team: Staying Healthy and Fit during Times of Distress

September 5th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
While watching the Hurricane Harvey news coverage, I thought back to 2005 when my family dealt with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. I realized that everyone handles situations of distress differently. Now, I’m not in any...
Focus on the Whole Team: Surviving Tailgate Season
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Focus on the Whole Team: Surviving Tailgate Season

August 22nd, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
Nothing! And I mean nothing beats the college football atmosphere. The pageantry. The traditions. The sounds. The smells. And, of course, the party before the party. The tailgate! For a person on their health journey, the...
Focus on the Whole Team: Improving Work-Life Balance
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Focus on the Whole Team: Improving Work-Life Balance

August 8th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
The “Dog Days of Summer” are in full swing. And many within college athletics, this means a few things. 1. It is hot. 2. The fall semester is fast approaching. With the summer vacation almost over, the understanding that busy...
Focus on the Whole Team: How to Choose Your Workout Partner?
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Focus on the Whole Team: How to Choose Your Workout Partner?

July 25th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
College athletic departments are always looking for ways to strengthen their brand. Universities find partners such as sales providers, broadcast networks, and apparel companies in their efforts to service their fans and reach...
Focus on the Whole Team: Surviving Your Summer Vacation
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Focus on the Whole Team: Surviving Your Summer Vacation

July 11th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
College athletic road games are inevitable. Unfortunately, they often involve quick meals of unhealthy options and busy schedules that may limit exercise time. In an earlier article, I spoke about overcoming setbacks. I prefaced...
Focus on the Whole Team: Overcoming Setbacks
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Focus on the Whole Team: Overcoming Setbacks

April 18th, 2017 | by Walt Whitfield
In life, as in college athletics, there are setbacks. Things don’t always go as planned. There are bumps in the road, busy days at work, family issues, and unforeseen health problems. Quite often, life makes its own schedule...
Food And Fueling Stations Have Become The New Recruiting Arms Race
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Food And Fueling Stations Have Become The New Recruiting Arms Race

October 14th, 2015 | by Javier Morales
College athletic programs trying to one-up the other have evolved from owning the best equipment to showcasing the most enviable wellness kitchen. In this era of “anything you can do, I can do better”, the arms race among...