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Does Weight Training Really Stunt Kids' Growth?

Ever since I was a young kid, seemingly every adult I came into contact with told me that us youngsters needed to hold off on weight training until ou...

Ohio High School Athletic Association Issues Letter to Parents Due to Rampant Ref Abuse

Earlier this month, we published an article where youth sports refs outlined some of the worst incidents they've had to endure with unhinged parents. ...

Youth Sports, Ranked From Most to Least Expensive

Just how expensive have youth sports become? A 2016 survey from Utah State sought to answer that very question. The researchers discovered that ...

Why Young Athletes Should Use Loaded Carries—and 3 Safe Ways To Do So

The loaded carry has been helping athletes of all ages and skill levels improve their performance for decades. By simply going for a stroll while c...

The Childhood Drill That Helped Pat Mahomes Build Superhuman Arm Strength

On a handful of passing attempts each game, Patrick Mahomes seemingly shreds the laws of physics. When a quarterback drops back to throw, their bra...

Why the FIFA 11+ Program May Be the World's Best Warm-Up

If you've played organized sports at any point in your life, you've probably been involved in a crummy warm-up. You know—the ones that entail act...

Futsal: Is This Simple Game the Missing Link in American Youth Soccer?

Johan Cruyff, the Dutch forward widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players in history, once said, "I trained about 3-4 hours a week at Ajax...

Youth Sports Referees Share Their Most Insane Stories About Parents Gone Crazy

It seems like sports parents are crazier than ever.  Every other game features some mom or dad going berserk from the bleachers, ranting and r...

Legendary Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw: Parents Today Don't Want to Give Their Child a Chance to Fail

Muffet McGraw is basketball royalty. Since taking over as head coach for Notre Dame's women's basketball in 1987, she's led the program to 8 Final ...

If College Coaches Looked at Your Social Media Right Now, What Would They Find?

Scott Fitch has been the head boys basketball coach at Fairport (New York) High School since 2001. He is a five-time Monroe County Coach of the Year,...

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