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How Good Coaching Grew a Young Tobin Heath's Brilliance

Tobin Heath is fearless with the ball at her feet. The U.S. Women's National Team and Portland Thorns midfielder is fueled by creativity, as she ro...

Why 'Mini' Games Have Big Benefit for Young Athletes

Most athletes love sports in all forms—playing them, watching them, immersing themselves in video game versions. For many young athletes, this obses...

4 Questions Modern Sports Parents Must Ask Themselves

Why do your kids play sports? It's a simple question, but one shockingly few sports parents actually consider. We live in a time where more youth a...

What is 'Scanning'? The Overlooked Skill That Builds the Foundation of Brilliant Soccer Players

"Pictures! Pictures!" That was what Frank Lampard, three-time Chelsea Player of the Year, grew up hearing his father shout from the sidelines. His ...

Every Soccer Player Should Know This Drill From the U.S. Women's National Team

The United States Women's National Soccer team is inspiring to watch. The creativity and precision they display with their passes is a big reason t...

USWNT Star Christen Press on the Biggest Problem With American Youth Soccer

Stress and youth sports just don't mix. The No. 1 priority of youth sports should be for the kids to have fun. We want our kids to be active and le...

Should American High Schools Have Nap Time?

Sleep is essential to maximizing your potential as a human. More sleep makes us smarter, more motivated, more charismatic, stronger, faster, more coor...

How Strength and Conditioning Coaches Can Identify Heat Illnesses

Roughly one year ago, Maryland football was going through a spring conditioning practice when 19-year-old Jordan McNair collapsed from heat stroke. He...

What Exactly Is Sport-Specific Training?

Sport-specific training has become one of the trendiest buzzwords in sports performance. Parents now constantly ask trainers if they offer it. In resp...

The Rise of AAU Basketball: Good or Bad for Young Players?

There was once a time when kids in third or fourth grade spent most of their time on the playground, chasing each other on slides or monkey bars and p...

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