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6 Strategies To Help Young Athletes Eat Better

Over the years, I've found that poor nutrition habits, often characterized by a failure to eat regularly, are one of the biggest barriers for kids in ...

5 Core Exercises Young Athletes Should Be Using Instead of Sit-Ups

This much I know—core exercises for youth athletes are butchered all the time. Whether this is because trainers are not teaching them well enough...

Heat Injuries Can Be Deadly. Here's How to Recognize, Treat and Prevent Them

Heat injuries are a serious issue, particularly for athletes. Let's look at some key facts: "There's no excuse for any number of heat stroke d...

Youth Sports Coaches Need to Take the Negativity out of 'Accountability'

Every coach I've ever met talks about accountability at one point or another. However, many of them use it largely in negative terms: "You did some...

Told a Player Something 'A Hundred Times' And They Still Don't Get It? Time To Re-Think Your Coaching

Coaching can be difficult. Very difficult. Coaches want to help athletes reach their full potential and accomplish great things individually and...

Build Athletes First, Baseball Players Second: A Case Against Early Specialization

Early sports specialization is bigger than ever. Gone are the days where almost every kid played two, three or even four different sports throughou...

Why Locking Kids Into Just One Position Goes Against The Goal of Youth Sports

"My son's a shortstop." "My daughter's a striker." "My kid's a point guard." All too often, sports parents approach the coach with these type...

Here's a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes

When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possibl...

The Drills and Skills That Drive FC Barcelona's Youth System

FC Barcelona is a soccer machine. At the time of this writing, they're on pace to win the La Liga once again. Should their pace hold, it would b...

3 Surefire Methods for Increasing Your Shooting Percentage

You already know how to shoot. You've mastered your basic form and have gotten comfortable with utilizing it during games. But your shooting percen...

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