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Why Young Athletes Shouldn't Lift Every Day

I've begun to notice a troubling trend with my athletes. As a director of strength and conditioning at a private high school, I oversee many liftin...

If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important. While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple ...

Why It's Better for Young Athletes to Lift 'Too Light' Rather Than 'Too Heavy'

The high school sports landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. In that time, athletic departments have implemented strength trai...

Soccer Pro Kristen Hamilton Reveals Two Simple Ways Young Players Can Improve Their Games

Kristen Hamilton is elite. The 26-year-old forward was a first-team All-American at the University of Denver, and she's also the school's all-time ...

Are You Eating Enough? If You're a Teen Athlete, the Answer's Probably No

In a world where everyone has an opinion on nutrition, and consumers are constantly blasted with miraculous claims from supplement companies looking t...

Playing Two Sports in the Same Season? Here's Why It's a Risky Decision

We love multi-sport athletes here at STACK. Why? The same reason college coaches prefer recruiting them—in general, multi-sport athletes tend ...

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer strength training is a bit scarce in the United States at the high school level and below. Many coaches (wrongly) believe that they can send th...

5 Things Sport Coaches Need to Know About Strength Training

During my time as a high school strength and conditioning coach, I found that the best outcomes for our athletes occurred when the sport coach and I w...

Time Machine Advice: What 8 Pro Athletes Would Tell Their 16-Year-Old Self

Over the past year, I've interviewed dozens of current and former pro and olympic athletes. One of my favorite questions to ask these accomplished ...

Study: Traditional 'Pitch Counts' Aren't Doing Enough to Help High School Pitchers

Too many pitches can be bad news for a young pitcher's arm and shoulder health. That's why pitch counts have become a trusted way to guard against ...

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