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6 Common Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Starting a Strength Program

Getting stronger and faster, and making the most of your athletic ability is not easy. It's even more difficult when you have no idea where to start. ...

The Costly Speed Training Mistake Slowing Down Young Athletes

Now more than ever, sports reward speed. No matter the sport or the age of the athlete, the faster and more explosive players will not only get more o...

Basketball Guru Kevin Eastman On How Coaching From the Stands Ruins One of Sports' Key Life Skills

Kevin Eastman knows basketball. He was an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics for eight seasons, including their 2008 championship run. After that,...

How Terrell Davis Jump Started His Football Career By Playing Nose Guard—And What You Can Learn From It

Terrell Davis was a running back. He had been since he first strapped on a helmet at 7 years old. It was really the only football position he'd eve...

Why Hall of Fame Running Back Terrell Davis Hates Youth Sports Specialization

Long before Terrell Davis was a Hall of Fame running back, he was a multi-sport youth athlete. "In my neighborhood, we competed in everything. Bask...

3 Steps to Help Young Athletes Get Fast, Faster

If you train athletes, then you know Ball is Life. That's to say playing the sport is frequently prioritized over preparing to play the sport. Of c...

Why Every Football Lineman Should Also Throw Shot Put

Fifteen offensive linemen were named to the 2017 Associated Press All-America teams. Eleven of them threw shot put in high school. This is no me...

Why Athletes Are at Greater Risk of Sleep Disorders (and How to Fix It)

It may seem counterintuitive, but many top athletes—people who are otherwise in great health—suffer from sleep disorders. Shouldn't an intense ...

Clint Capela's Soccer Background Evident in Silky Footwork and Rapid Development

Clint Capela might measure in at nearly 7 feet tall, yet he has the feet of a ballerina. The 23-year-old Houston Rockets center is a magnificent at...

Guidelines for Training Teenage Athletes

As the strength and conditioning field progresses forward, myth's about strength training for the youth are being busted. It's becoming more and more...

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