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Each sport—STACK currently follows 17—requires a specific combination of Strength, Speed, Conditioning, Flexibility and Skills, so each demands a unique approach to training. A workout to improve baseball speed is different from one for basketball speed. To improve your performance, complete all workout plans and follow diet and hydration advice, all tailored to enhance the performance attributes demanded by your sport. Sport-specific training and nutrition advice comes from the top coaches and elite athletes.

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Study Finds Just 12 Percent of NHL and NCAA Hockey Players Specialized Before Age 12

Early sport specialization does not guarantee future stardom. If anything, it may make eventually reaching an elite level in said sport more diffic...

How to Escape the Travel Team Trap

From the absurdity of ranking tee-ballers to barnstorming teams comprised of 8-year-olds, our youth sports system is broken. Where the goal once wa...

The 10 Most Popular High School Sports, Ranked By 'Healthiness'

While attending the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit last year, I became fascinated with their Healthy Sport Index. What this index aims to do...

Youth Sports Referees Share Their Most Insane Stories About Parents Gone Crazy

It seems like sports parents are crazier than ever.  Every other game features some mom or dad going berserk from the bleachers, ranting and r...

Austin Ekeler on the Incredible Benefits of Being a Multi-Sport Athlete

Austin Ekeler is a human highlight reel. The Los Angeles Chargers running back packs a shocking amount of agility and power into his 5-foot-10, 200...

New Study Finds Children Who Spend More Time Barefoot Jump Farther, Balance Better

The footwear habits of children can have a significant impact on their athleticism. Those were the findings of a recent study by Stellenbosch Unive...

Sports Photography for Parents, Pt. 3: Two Simple Edits Make a Huge Difference

Welcome to STACK's short series on basic sports photography for parents. In each of these quick articles, we will do our best to provide tips and advi...

Sports Photography for Parents, Pt. 2: Take Great Action Shots

Welcome to STACK's short series on basic sports photography for parents. In each of these quick articles, we will do our best to provide tips and ad...

Sports Photography for Parents, Pt. 1: What You Need to Get Started

Welcome to STACK's short series on basic sports photography for parents. In each of these quick articles, we will do our best to provide tips and advi...

3 Ways We Can Change High School Sports for the Better

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit in Washington, D.C. The Aspen Institute gathers some of the best...

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