Family & Kids

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.

Tips for Helping Teens Balance School and Sport

By identifying time-saving tips and techniques and strategies, the student athlete can succeed academically, as well as athletically.

Fight for the Right to Recess: 3 Reasons Kids Need Break Time

Many schools are shortening recess or even eliminating it altogether. Here are some reasons that's a bad idea.

8 Keys to Back-to-School Fitness Success

It's time for packing lunches, carpool, and homework. Here are some tips for surviving the hectic school season with your fitness intact.

Using Youth Psychology to Your Advantage

Teach children weightlifting while they are in their early fearless stage and you will watch them become quickly accustomed to the lifts.

The Best No-Equipment Upper Body Exercises For Children

Here are some ideas for combining exercises to create safe, effective upper body workouts for kids.

The A to Z of Family Fun in the Sun

Including the entire family in your fitness program may be just what you need to revitalize your training plan.

The Life-or-Death Reason Kids Need to Learn to Fail

These days, kids are told that they are good enough no matter what. But they aren’t. Our kids are failing at school and failing at health and wellness.

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