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A 4-Step Program for Happy Homework Time
If homework time triggers headaches for the whole family, consider adding a little exercise into the mix.
Energy Drinks Are Bad Juju for Kids
Energy drink consumption is risky for adolescents and you need to know why.
My Favorite Exercise to Get Kids Started in Lifting
I'm a big believer in starting children while they're young. Here's why RDLs are my favorite exercise.
Cuing Kids in the Olympic Lifts: Time to Break the Rules
Teaching kids how to do the Olympic lifts is different from teaching adults. Change your cues accordingly.
4 Exercises to Prevent Knee and Back Pain in Youth Athletes
Young athletes don't always realize the impact their training will have on their future. Here's how to protect them.
Sever's Disease: The Pain of Adolescent Growth Spurts
Receiving the initial diagnosis of Sever’s disease can be scary, but with proper treatment it shouldn't have lasting effects.
3 Tips for Developing Fine Motor Control During Childhood
Developing fine motor skills will help your kids excel in their sport. Here are some Montessori-inspired tips for building these skills.
High Tops Are Ruining Your Kids' Feet and Knees
High-top shoes have stopped performing their primary function of protecting an athlete’s ankles and have now become an aesthetic choice.
5 Unconventional Tips for Coaching Kids
I'm not going to give you the usual boring advice. Instead, I'm here to offer some not-so-expected tips on how to handle kids.
3 Recipes to Get Your Kids Excited About Vegetables
“You gotta eat your vegetables.” This mantra doesn't have to lead to tears, tantrums, and arguments.
School Isn't Just for the Mind - It's Also for the Body
A school is supposed to nourish a student in every way. But all signs point to how caretakers in the education field are failing us.
Understanding the Off-season for Youth Athletes
The off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. So if it doesn’t mean taking time off, what does it mean?
Coaching Young Athletes Through Sensitive Periods
The term “sensitive period” refers to a certain age or period in a child’s life in which they are more receptive to some types of learning than others.
A 5-Step Approach to Training During Adolescent Growth Spurts
Adolescent athletes don't have to warm the bench just because they're going through a growth spurt.
The Real and Present Danger of Overtraining Youth Athletes
We are neglecting our children. We are failing to care for them properly and allowing them to overtrain - with lifelong consequences.
Stop Playing Through Pain: How to Safeguard Youth Athletes
Some people might applaud the concept of playing a sport through pain and injury. I am not one of them.
Inexpensive, Easy Ways to Prepare the Fitness Environment for Kids
Montessori materials are prepared with children in mind. The equipment you use for coaching kids should be the same.
Foundational Training for Youth Athletes: Are You Doing It?
Just like in any good Montessori program, coaches of youth athletes need to build the foundations before the high-level skill work.
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