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Demands higher for high school athletes

To stand above their peers, student athletes display a dedication to their sport that requires long hours of practice, specialized training and many times, year-round schedules. Medical experts offer tips to ensure the physical health of these athletes, but what about maintaining a positive mental approach to your sport? Chicago Sun-Times prep sports editor Michael O’Brien details the life of a student athlete, and author and youth mentor Dwight Slaughter offers tips on how to ensure students stay happy while also winning on the field. Photo: Flickr/kaverkev

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