The Case for Competition in Youth Sports
The lessons kids learn on the field prepare them for life.
Eric C. Stevens
Organized Sports or Trees? Choose Your Risk
Organized sports are great for kids, but they're also risky - just like climbing trees.
Go Outside and Play! 5 Fitness Lessons From Your Inner Child
Here are five lessons from childhood to help you on your journey to optimum wellness.
Eric C. Stevens
5 Ways to Cultivate Healthy Competition in Young Children
Competition can be ugly during early childhood. How can parents of young children get them started on the right foot?
The 2 Coaching Styles: Choose What's Best For Your Kid
If you're wading through the mess of choosing a coach for your child, don't worry, there's help.
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.
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.
How to Deal With Out-of-Control Sports Parents
Here's how to identify and prevent the toxic parenting trends observed at so many kids' sports events.
The Pan-American Youth Weightlifting Championships and the Wonder of Youth Itself
Looking back from my current stage of life, much has now changed for youth weightlifters.
The Impending Crisis in Youth Sports
If youth are not miniature adults, why do we continue to subject kids to a watered-down adult sports model?
Are Growing Pains a Normal Part of Childhood?
While medical experts acknowledge that growing pains are real, there is much disagreement as to their actual cause.
Coaching the 10%er: How to Deal With Problem Athletes on Your Team
Using your time and energy effectively as a youth sports coach is vital. Making sure you can communicate and deal with all of your players will make your efforts all that more effective.
Youth Athletes More Likely to Be Dehydrated
A new study suggests young athletes are more likely to be dehydrated, and won't necessarily stay hydrated even if water is available.
Body Fat Measurements and Safety in Youth Wrestling
Along with intense training, youth wrestlers and their coaches face an added challenge - monitoring body fat. A new study investigated the most effective ways to do it.
Helping Your Young Athlete Through the “I Want to Quit” Stage
While it's natural that a young athlete does not want to go to practice on occasion, it's a problem when the child rarely wants to go. Here's a look at why this happens and how it can be solved.
Kids Who Lift Weights Are Better at Soccer
Youth soccer is firmly entrenched in American culture, whereas strength training is a bit controversial. A new study shows lifting weights makes kids better soccer players.
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