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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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5 Reasons College Coaches Love to Recruit Multi-Sport Athletes

"Do you prefer recruiting multi-sport athletes or single-sport athletes?" It's one of my favorite questions to ask college coaches. Overwhelmingly,...

USWNT Star Christen Press on the Biggest Problem With American Youth Soccer

Stress and youth sports just don't mix. The No. 1 priority of youth sports should be for the kids to have fun. We want our kids to be active and le...

How to Raise Money for Your Youth Sports Teams Without Annoying Your Friends (Again)

Raising funds for your youth sports team can be a real drag. No one likes to bother friends and family, begging them to basically donate money und...

9 Disgusting Things Athletes Have Tried to Get a Performance Edge

Some people will do anything to win—including really gross things. Even if you set aside obviously gross and illicit behaviors, like using drugs...

10 Reminders Stressed Out Sports Parents Need to Hear

Are you a sports parent? Do you find yourself continually getting stressed about youth sports and your child's involvement in them? You are not alone....

The 7 Loudest College Football Stadiums, Ranked

It's the fourth quarter of a primetime college football game, and your squad is up 3 with just over a minute left to play. A white, ESPN-branded f...

11 Star Athletes Who Expected to Go Pro in a Different Sport

The romanticized view of pro athletes is that they've dreamt about doing whatever they do for a long, long time. That's how it works, right? ...

Kids Play Fewer 'Pick-Up Games,' and it's Hurting Youth Sports

Pick-up games. They used to be a staple in the lives of American children. Get a group of kids together, grab a ball, and go play. It was a sanctua...

6 Rules for Multi-Sport Success

Ask almost any strength coach, athletic trainer or physical therapist, and they'll likely say that playing multiple sports is far better for your athl...

Basketball Court Dimensions and Hoop Height: A Quick Guide

How Big is a Basketball Court? An NBA basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. In meters, it's 28.65 m long and 15.24 m wide. The WNB...

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