kids sports

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.
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.
New research compared different ways to place children in athletics by assessing biological age, rather than simply going by chronological age.
In a recent study, greater cardiovascuar fitness and muscular capacity in children correlated with healthier habits and greater happiness.
Would Michael Jordan have become so great if he weren’t dropped from his high school basketball team? What would have happened if he was kept on the team simply because he was entitled to it?
How do you assess if your child is ready for a particular sport? Here are three categories to evaluate your child against, along with four guidelines for implementing a new sport or skill.
The truth is most of us will never be elite. That's what makes the elite, well, elite. The rest of us are mediocre, but that's not a bad thing as we can be more well-rounded as healthy as a result.
Researchers took a look at the benefits of strength training in 11-12 year-olds and the impact was astounding. No longer considered dangerous, weight training can be highly beneficial for kids.
“Go away.” This is the single best thing Jen believes parents can do to support their kids in athletics. Read on for more tips on raising athletic children and choosing the best coach for them.
Whether you're a parent or a coach, instilling a love of fitness in our children is crucial for improving quality of life. Here are 9 articles on kids fitness from parents and coaches.
I often ride a razor’s edge as the parent of two young athletes. When to push them, or not push them; be involved, but not too much. A situation becomes complicated when you realize they may be great.