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Latest Post - 11/23/2021

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What young athletes should eat before and after the game

For young athletes, planning is key to eating the right nutritious foods at the right times, said University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital pediatric gastroenterologist Timothy A. S. Sentongo, MD. While younger kids who compete in shorter games might not need to pay as much attention to their game-time nutrition, older kids who are ... Read more

23 Best Children’s Books About Sports

One of the best ways to encourage children to read is to help them find books about topics they enjoy. Sports themed books are usually a big hit, especially with boys who may not love reading! These books have topics covering football, baseball, soccer, and others. These are our top picks for the best children’s ... Read more

Basketball: Getting Buckets! (1st Level)

To quote one of the greatest NBA basketball players of all-time, Hall of Fame legend Bill Russell, “this game has always been, and will always be, about buckets.” Mr. Russell was simply telling us to “get to the money!” So let’s get to it; I’ll explain. A Simple Question  I like to ask young players ... Read more

10 Things All New Sports Parents Should Know

When I signed my first child up for gymnastics and then later for softball, I entered a whole new world. Youth sports is its own unique culture, and I had certainly had no idea what I was getting into. I figured it couldn’t be very hard to stand on the sidelines or sit in the ... Read more

What you hear when not coaching from the sidelines

What kind of sideline parent are you? The concept of “Silent Saturdays” is an annual focus on my kids’ youth soccer calendar. It’s typically a day on the schedule that is highly promoted to parents and coaches. The idea is for parents to sit on the sidelines and watch the game. And to let the ... Read more

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How to Help Your Athlete Overcome Fear

How often have we heard these three terms used interchangeably: fear, mental block, performance anxiety? What if I were to tell you they all have different meanings and because they do, should be treated differently? How do you overcome fear? By definition, fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by a belief that someone or something ... Read more

3 Major Benefits of Core Training for Sports

When it comes to training for sports, most athletes have all of the bases covered…well, they almost have all the bases covered. Speed, agility, upper/lower body strength, conditioning, and endurance are the major focus when it comes to athletes and their training regimens, but often overlooked is a solid core strengthening program. By the end ... Read more

Celebrate the Small Wins

You never thought making your bed every morning could impact your abilities in the gym or on the field, but it most certainly can. This isn’t because it will make your mom happy or make you feel like less of a slob, it relates back to the idea of ‘small wins.’ Small wins are the ... Read more

10 Things to Practice Player Development

What can your club do to truly practice player development? Does your youth sports club preach player development and follow through with its promises? Or does your club toss “player development” around as an alluring phrase to hypnotize parents into joining your organization? If there is anything you should get from this article, it is ... Read more

Sports Drinks vs. Water – What’s Best For Teen Athletes?

Sports drinks or water, what is the best for teen athletes? During exercise, your body loses water and minerals, called electrolytes. The body loses this through sweat. If you sweat too much, without drinking to replace the water lost, you will become dehydrated. You should aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a ... Read more

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