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Topic: Mind - January 01 2024
How to Embrace Being the Underdog

Losing is a part of being an athlete. More often than not, we've known what it’s like to be expected to lose. Check out tips from VIS Expert and sport psychologist, Ashley Zapata, on how to own being the underdog and how we can pull out some wins.

By: Nicole Robison

VIS Creator

& Ashley Zapata, PSYD

VIS Expert

Topic: Mind

January 01 2024

Being the underdog has gotten a bad rep. Underdogs are usually people “thought to be non-significant when considering the field of competition,” says sports psychologist and VIS Expert, Ashley Zapata. If we are in this position, we can use it to our advantage.  Why It’s OK to be the Underdog Being the underdog can actually put us in a great position to succeed in our sport. Without a lot of outside expectations, we can avoid pressure and the distraction of being expect...
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