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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...

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? ...

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...

5 Ways Young Athletes Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Sports are filled with a tremendous amount of physical duress. From getting kicked to being knocked down, scraping knees to bruising bones, turf bu...

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...

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