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How to Spot a Bad Conditioning Drill

"Whatever you do in the weight room, make sure our players show up conditioned on game day." Any physical preparation coach working in a team setti...

How a Growth Spurt Changes the Game for a Youth Athlete

Infants are incredible movers. Anyone with a little one running around knows the amazing positions they can effortlessly achieve. Their squats and ...

How to Feed a Teen Athlete, in Under 600 Words

Fueling an adolescent athlete can feel like a tall task. Here are the basics in under 600 words.  There is no "special diet plan" to achieve op...

How to Make Training Fun for Kids

This much I know: Young athletes thrive off fun. There is nothing more fulfilling than watching a kid leave a training session with a beaming smile...

Study Says Kids Who Grow Up On Whole Milk Less Likely to Be Overweight

I grew up in a 2% household. A family dinner wasn't a family dinner without a glass of milk from the gallon jug with the blue cap. It served my ...

15 Games Every American Kid Should Play

Let the kids play. Modern children are over-scheduled and overprotected, leaving them little time for fun and games. Yet play is essential to ra...

An Open Letter to Youth Athletes

This article originally appeared on EricaSuter.com Dear Youth Athlete, You're not a soccer player. You're not a basketball player. You're ...

The Sedentary Youth Athlete: Is Your Child Moving Enough?

Students here in my home state of Vermont have already enjoyed three snow days this month. If you're unfamiliar with cold weather states, snow days...

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...

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