Coaching Tips for Middle School Track and Field Athletes
Coaching any sport takes time, dedication, and continued personal growth. Coaching is not for everyone, but with planning, organization, and a willingness to learn, it is a skill that can [...]
5 Tips to Becoming a Successful Athlete
Five Qualities Of A Successful Player - successful athlete Whether playing at the middle school, high school, college, pro, or even international level,...
Healthy Habits for Kids in the New Year
Health is the culmination of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, influenced by our daily habits and interactions with others. It is no surprise that we develop a number of these [...]
How to Help Students Care About P.E.
Motivating students in Physical Education class is tough. It's something that, as a PE teacher, I honestly struggle with quite often. When you are teaching upwards of 50 students at [...]
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 [...]
Why Many Young Athletes Struggle to ‘Play Physical’
In a recent piece, we outlined why roughhousing is one of the best activities for a child’s developing brain and body, and how, unfortunately, opportunities for it seem to be [...]
How Heavy Is Too Heavy for a Kid’s Backpack?
With screen time at an all-time high and unrestricted outdoor play at an all-time low, kids’ posture is worse than ever. One other factor causing misalignment and pain? Heavy backpacks. [...]
Chad Johnson on Coaching His Middle School Track Star Daughter: ‘You are a Child, Have Fun’
Cha’iel Johnson might be the fastest middle schooler in America. The 13-year-old track star from Miami, Florida has won three consecutive gold medals at the AAU Junior Olympic Track & [...]
Justin Gatlin Reveals the No. 1 Sprinting Mistake Slowing Down Young Athletes
Father Time can’t catch Justin Gatlin. The 35-year-old American sprinter may be one of the oldest athletes in his sport, but he's still chasing down gold medals. Gatlin recently became [...]