3 Ways Youth Basketball Players Waste Their Offseason
Summer is such a great time of the year, especially for youth athletes and coaches who work with them. This is the time of year when so much improvement can [...]
Less Than Half of American Children Get Enough Sleep Each Night. How Do We Fix It?
How much sleep is enough for children? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, nine hours a night is the magic number. New research presented at the AAP’s National Conference [...]
Do Kindergartners Really Need 30 Minutes of Homework a Night?
Do kindergartners really need homework? If you polled most Americans, the answer would likely be a resounding no. Yet a 2015 study found that American kindergartners were spending nearly a [...]
Should American High Schools Have Nap Time?
Sleep is essential to maximizing your potential as a human. More sleep makes us smarter, more motivated, more charismatic, stronger, faster, more coordinated, more resilient—you name a desirable trait in [...]
How Exam Weeks Greatly Increase an Athlete’s Risk of Injury
With the school year nearing its conclusion, final exams are a major hurdle for student-athletes. While no one’s ever mistaken finals for a pleasant experience, just how much of a [...]
What Counts as Play? 5 Criteria of the Most Vital Activity for Kids
Kids don't play nearly as much as they used to. This might sound odd to some, as many are confused by what actually constitutes “play.” Kids are still “playing” little [...]
Austin Ekeler Reveals How ‘Positive Peer Pressure’ in High School Helped Propel Him to Greatness
Austin Ekeler is an athletic marvel. When Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn recently dubbed Ekeler the strongest guy on the team, he wasn’t just blowing smoke. “It’s not [...]
Why This 4-Star QB Chose the Ivy League Over Alabama
For many recruits, there’s nothing more alluring than playing football at the University of Alabama. You know you’ll play for National Championships—since 2009, the Crimson Tide have competed in six [...]
NFL WR Andrew Hawkins Just Earned His Ivy League Master’s Degree With a 4.0 GPA
NFL free agent wide receiver Andrew Hawkins was cut by the Cleveland Browns in February, but he has remained busy. Over the weekend, Hawkins graduated from Columbia University and received [...]
Northwest Missouri State Football Players Will Wear Helmet Decals That Show Their GPAs
Helmet stickers have long been a tradition in college football. Ohio State has their buckeye leaves. Florida State has their tomahawks. And Northwest Missouri State has their . . . [...]