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2018-19 ALL-USA Boys Athlete of the Year: Bryce Brodzinski, Blaine

In 29 games this year, Bryce Brodzinski scored 36 goals and had 55 assists. He had 18 games with at least one goal and one assist, and had 20 multi-point games with three hat tricks for Blaine (Minnesota).
Brodzinski was voted the 2018-19 ALL-USA Boys Athlete of the Year.
He finished the poll with 10,102 votes, which was more than 59 percent of the final tally.
FINAL TALLY: 2018-19 ALL-USA Boys Athlete of the Year
The Minnesota commit edged out Kayvon Thibodeaux to win the poll

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2018-19 ALL-USA Boys Coach of the Year: Brian Shuman, Canton

Brian Shuman led Canton (Massachusetts) to one of the most dominant seasons in state history.
Canton went 25-0-1 and outscored opponents 131-23 during the season. Over five postseason games, the team only allowed three goals and scored 29 en route to a state championship.
For his efforts this season, Shuman was voted the 2018-19 ALL-USA Boys Coach of the Year.
He won the poll with 2,148  votes, which totaled just over 65 percent of the total

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Scorching heat forcing high schools to adjust practice plans

As Kentucky Country Day’s practice was nearing the end, players took off their helmets and doused their heads in an ice bucket. During water breaks, coaches applied ice towels around players’ necks and arms.
Football conditioning can be brutal under the best of circumstances. But when temperatures rise, things get more difficult and safety concerns escalate.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the Louisville area from Thursday afternoon through Sunday evening

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Playced Recruiting Tip: Will this school set me up for life after playing?

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What one big-time recruiter says about another: Harbaugh: 'controversy follows' Urban Meyer

Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t hesitate to sneak in a jab at former Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer.
While speaking on a podcast with The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami, Harbaugh fielded a question about his inability to make the college playoffs. The answer was 135 words long. Then Harbaugh fielded a question about Meyer’s decision to leave the Buckeyes. That answer was 19 words long

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Phoenix metro area has become a hotbed for prep basketball academies

As summer ramped up in the Valley with triple-digit temperatures, so did the Valley’s high school basketball fever.
There is growing competition.
Powerhouse Hoops, an AAU program with its own “Phacility,” started a prep program that will play in national grind sessions, forming a roster of in-state players who last season played for schools in the Arizona Interscholastic Association.
Glendale’s Joy Christian, once part of the AIA, recently renamed itself Dream City Christian, featuring a national high school basketball team directed by church member Kyle Weaver, who formerly was head coach at Phoenix Hillcrest Prep and Scottsdale Bella Vista Prep.

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Mantal Edge: How to reach your athletic potential

What separates elite athletes from the rest?
Talent? Many talented athletes never lived up to their potential.
Technical skills? All the technical skills in the world will not help if you are unable to perform those skills in the heat of competition.
Natural athleticism?
There are many examples in sports where less talented athletes became elite, and physically gifted athletes failed to succeed. So what is the special ingredient that produces elite athletic performances? The biggest contributor to elite performances is mindset after all the training and talent is baked in. Mindset is your mental outlook and how it helps or hinders your performance in competition

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NCSA: Summer training tips for student-athletes

USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on the college recruiting process. Here, you’ll find practical tips and real-world advice on becoming a better recruit to maximize your opportunities and play at the college level. Jason Smith is a former NCAA DIII athlete and college coach at all three division levels. Jason is just one of many former college and professional athletes, college coaches and parents who are part of the Next College Student Athlete team. Their knowledge, experience and dedication, along with NCSA’s history of digital innovation and long-standing relationship with the college coaching community, have made NCSA the largest and most successful athletic recruiting network in the country

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Another to the Crimson Tide: Alabama lands commitment from 4-star ATH Kristian Story

When they say Roll Tide, they’re apparently referring to being on a roll in recruiting. At least in the offseason.
That’s precisely what Alabama has been on in the past 48 hours, with Nick Saban’s program landing commitments from three different four-star prospects — two from the Class of 2020 and one from 2021 — in less than two days.
The latest to pick Tuscaloosa as his future home is Kristian Story, a four-star quarterback and safety who has been pegged as an athlete recruit. Story is an in-state recruit from Lanett (Ala

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Dajuan Harris commits to Kansas after being offered following Peach Jam title

Dajuan Harris, a former Mississippi State signee who played for Peach Jam champion Mokan Elite earlier this month, announced his commitment to Kansas over Twitter.
He plans to be part of the Jayhawks’ 2019 class, according to Matt Scott of KUSports.com.
Harris asked out of his letter of intent with Mississippi State to return to high school and attempt to get offers from Blue Blood programs, according to the Kansas City Star.

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