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Why Wrestlers Make Awesome Football Players

John Madden once said he wished all his offensive linemen had a wrestling background.  For good reason. While the connection between football a...

Sleep: The Totally Legal P.E.D. Most Teen Athletes Totally Ignore

Sleep is one of the most overlooked ingredients in sports. I spent 13 years coaching at West Point and I saw firsthand the difference that proper s...

Want to Play Sports in College? Do This Right Now

So you've decided playing a sport in college is a major goal of yours. Congratulations! Having the desire to accomplish a goal like this has to sta...

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? ...

5 Tips to Combat 'Ego Lifting' and Build Legit Strength

Since you're already on this website, chances are I don't need to convince you of the value of heavy lifting. However, although strength training h...

8 Mistakes I Made Training Youth Athletes (And What I Did to Fix Them)

When I graduated from college, I was looking forward to moving back home and becoming an assistant soccer coach with my high school program. I was ...

LeBron Rails Against 'Out of Control' AAU Culture

LeBron James isn't a fan of modern Amateur Athletic Union basketball. The four-time NBA MVP, who's gotten the chance to witness current AAU culture...

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...

Did Early Specialization Break Zion Williamson?

Zion Williamson—the most-hyped rookie since LeBron James—is starting his NBA career on the sideline. The 19-year-old forward selected No. 1 ove...

The Savage 'Finisher' That's Actually Amazing for Your Body

"Pain is just weakness leaving the body." It's one of the most common coaching phrases out there. It's also used to justify some of the worst pr...

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