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Researchers in psychology are discovering that we are in control of a large part of how we view the world, interpret, and make meaning!

Especially for athletes, August’s first few weeks loom ominously as youth competitors, high schoolers, and those at the collegiate level anticipate try-outs, new work-out regimens, different coaches, altered team dynamics, and a meticulously scripted season training pr...

As July closes, another school year’s promise looms ever nearer and, with that promise arrives an equally exciting and nerve-wracking period for many high school juniors and seniors: the college application process.

If our coaches are not taking care of themselves, seeking advice and support for their emotional needs, how can they also take care of our athletes? Focusing on coaches ability to manage their mindset is key to their success and their athletes. It is time we start tal...

Here at TOPPS we want nothing but the safest environment for our youth athletes. Sports should be fun: teaching valuable lessons, building foundational skills, and providing lifelong friends. There is no place for “bullying” or abuse in sports. We do a disservice to...

It’s not uncommon, amidst busy schedule’s hustle and bustle, to think a break of any length equates to relapse or laziness. However, this could not be further from the truth; athletes and non-athletes alike require rest and recovery to maintain balanced bodies and mind...

We are inundated with ads, images, and conversation surrounding ‘beach bodies,’ ‘bikini readiness,’ and ‘form fitness.’ For those already battling low self-esteem, mental health dips, and personal difficulty, this chatter sometimes climbs louder and louder. More and...

TOPPS encourages you to utilize the TRIPLE A APPROACH when handling goals. These three steps will help center you as the New Year progresses and you continue tackling those resolutions!

Grit plays an especially important role when we look to accomplish something new. It’s that tenacity we mentioned before, the ability to accept and learn from obstacles, that paves a path to success. How do we build Grit, then? Through Growth Mindset- the belief tha...

September 30, 2016

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  My name is Mariah Harper; proud Texas Ex, chai tea enthusiast and collector of quotes, aspiring sports psychologist, and current TOPPS intern! 

As September withdraws its curtains and October extends promises of cooler weather, I w...

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