youth athletes

Ask yourself whether the cost of pushing children down the path of expected elite performance is worth it. Because all the statistics say it isn’t.
It is critical that youth pitchers, parents, and coaches educate themselves well on the consequences of electing the Tommy John surgery.
As a coach working with youth, there are a few things that you need to get straight.
The next time your child is on the bench, don't freak out. Instead, embrace what it will teach them.
Don't head into sports season with your youth unprepared to deal with the prevention of stress injuries.
Discover how to identify if it's time to find a different coach for your child and what steps to take.
Get youth athletes headed in the right direction and keep despair at bay.
The physics of size and strength can help you determine your most competitive weight class.
Young athletes don't always realize the impact their training will have on their future. Here's how to protect them.
The off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. So if it doesn’t mean taking time off, what does it mean?
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.
Adolescent athletes don't have to warm the bench just because they're going through a growth spurt.
The words you say to kids make an impact, and this one phrase can put shackles on them that are hard to remove.
According to studies, three to four percent of high school pupils have tried some form of performance enhancing drug (PED).
A new study asks what athletic qualities can help sprint ability.
It's essential to know how much water is enough, signs of dehydration and how to prevent heat illnesses.
I believe two traits differentiate talented athletes from great athletes - mental toughness and a strong work ethic.