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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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How to Choose the Right Private Coach for Your Youth Athlete

With the rising popularity of private sector training, there are more training options than ever before, and the decision to hire a coach is not to be...

The Wrong Way to Play Multiple Sports

Early sport specialization. It's a term you almost never heard 15 or 20 years ago. Nowadays, even my grandma knows what it means to "specialize ear...

Early Specialization vs. Early Sampling: Which is Better?

This article originally appeared on EricaSuter.com The early specialization vs. early sampling debate is as bellicose as a battle between the Stark...

Kobe Bryant Says He Played Just Two Organized Basketball Games a Month Growing Up

Editor's note: Following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, STACK remembers his legacy as an athlete whose incredible drive and work ethic inspired mill...

Football Field Dimensions and Goal Post Sizes: A Quick Guide

In American football the standard field dimensions are 120 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide. The last 10 yards of length on either end of the fiel...

Coach Ed Orgeron: Football Players Who Run Track 'The Ones I Really Want'

Fresh off a national championship, Coach O is back on the recruiting trail. The LSU head coach recently took a visit to Duncanville High School in ...

Playing Multiple Sports Helped Patrick Mahomes Become the NFL's Most Magical QB

I won't sit here and tell you every kid who grows up playing football, baseball and basketball will grow up to be like Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes is ...

New Study Reveals What Actually Makes Youth Sports Fun for Kids

A poll from the National Alliance of Youth Sports found 70 percent of U.S. kids stop playing organized sports by the age of 13. The No. 1 reason? ...

Volleyball Legend Kerri Walsh Jennings Urges Kids to Play Multiple Sports

Kerri Walsh Jennings has done it all in volleyball—often more than once. In high school she led her volleyball team to not one state title, but t...

Matt Campbell: Early Specialization a 'Crime' Against Youth Athletes

Matt Campbell is one heck of a football coach. In 2016, he inherited an Iowa State program that had won eight or more games in a season just once s...

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