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3 Surefire Methods for Increasing Your Shooting Percentage

You already know how to shoot. You've mastered your basic form and have gotten comfortable with utilizing it during games. But your shooting percen...

Why Young Athletes Shouldn't Lift Every Day

I've begun to notice a troubling trend with my athletes. As a director of strength and conditioning at a private high school, I oversee many liftin...

If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important. While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple ...

Why It's Better for Young Athletes to Lift 'Too Light' Rather Than 'Too Heavy'

The high school sports landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. In that time, athletic departments have implemented strength trai...

How to Run an Effective Youth Soccer Practice

So, you've found yourself in charge of a youth soccer team. First, congratulations! You have the opportunity to grow the sport and make a positive ...

Soccer Pro Kristen Hamilton Reveals Two Simple Ways Young Players Can Improve Their Games

Kristen Hamilton is elite. The 26-year-old forward was a first-team All-American at the University of Denver, and she's also the school's all-time ...

Are You Eating Enough? If You're a Teen Athlete, the Answer's Probably No

In a world where everyone has an opinion on nutrition, and consumers are constantly blasted with miraculous claims from supplement companies looking t...

Why Playing Tag Is an Awesome Way for Youth Athletes to Build Speed, Agility and Awareness

Developing speed and agility in young athletes doesn't have to be complicated. While there are enormous amounts of drills and exercises designed to...

Playing Two Sports in the Same Season? Here's Why It's a Risky Decision

We love multi-sport athletes here at STACK. Why? The same reason college coaches prefer recruiting them—in general, multi-sport athletes tend ...

5 Reasons College Coaches Love to Recruit Multi-Sport Athletes

"Do you prefer recruiting multi-sport athletes or single-sport athletes?" It's one of my favorite questions to ask college coaches. Overwhelmingly,...

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