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Goal Setting in BAM-Sports

Goal Setting in BAM-Sports

“Recently, there was a young man who graduated from college and decided to seek employment. He hoped to find a job somewhere away from his home town. He walked into the local bus station, approached the ticket counter and asked the clerk for a bus ticket. What do you suppose the ticket clerk asked the

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Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

Intern Perspectives: Striving to Prove Myself

I would expect most people who willingly enter into a tryout will give it their all. I think this is a responsibility that comes with participation. If I agree to do something where I am being evaluated then I owe it to myself to avoid producing a lackluster effort, which would be a waste of

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Refuse to Lose

Refuse to Lose

This is not a conventional piece congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning their third Stanley Cup in six years. This is not written to take credit away from the transformed Blackhawks organization under Rocky Wirtz. This is not an examination of why the Blackhawks are a modern day dynasty. Instead, my focus in writing this

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WSC Celebrates the Conclusion of the PLAYS Season

WSC Celebrates the Conclusion of the PLAYS Season

Personal values such as goal setting, respect, and teamwork guide our behavior. They drive our committed action, which is a critical distinction between our motivation and achievement. Values-driven behavior is easier when conditions are favorable for our performance requirements. It is easy for players to practice more when they get rewarded with extra playing time

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Intern Perspectives: Eric Schriesheim (Digital Communications)

Intern Perspectives: Eric Schriesheim (Digital Communications)

Inside the Mind of a Goalie The Chicago Blackhawks are in the Western Conference finals. However, this achievement has not come easily. The Blackhawks have already back-tracked on their decision to switch goaltenders this postseason. Why might this happen? As a goalie for the University of Miami’s American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) team, I know

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Sports and Belonging

Sports and Belonging

A few weeks ago, entering an 8th grade class at Gary Elementary School took me back to my own elementary school memories. The similarities were palpable, from the amalgam of personalities in the classroom to the restlessness of the class to move onto their next period. However, there were clear differences. Students at Gary, a Chicago

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