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The Chaotic World of Youth Sports — Vol 22 💚
As a dad and coach, I know how complicated youth sports can be at times. So I’d like to share some helpful articles that shed light on the challenges we face… and some humorous ones that might even give us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves. Thanks for reading and please use the buttons at the bottom of this blog to share this newsletter.
With over 15MM users, TeamSnap is the leading scheduling app for youth sports teams. And iSport360 is the leading app for parents and coaches to share objective player feedback. So if your team uses TeamSnap, your team coach can now import your team roster with the click of a button and easily start sharing feedback with parents and players. No more manually typing in player names and parent contact information.
For coaches, once you are logged in to iSport360, simply click the ADD TEAM button and you will be prompted to import your TeamSnap roster.
The importance of hydration for good health and properly functioning body systems cannot be overstated, especially for the young athlete. According to researcher Dr. Susan Yeargin from the University of South Carolina, up to 75 percent of young athletes aged eight to 18 are dehydrated before they even arrive at practice. And because most athletes are only replenishing 2/3 of the water they lose after competition, they are in danger of consequences that include heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Hydration plays a major role in the health of the young athlete, which is why Cisco Athletic created this guide on how much of a sports drink or water the youth athlete should consume.
It’s one of the rights of passage as a youngster playing sports for the first time. Kids as young as 5 or 6yrs old thru adolescence putting on their cleated or spikes shoes for sports like little league baseball, softball and soccer. What a tradition! Click here to read the full article.
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