Athletic Training for Pre-Adolescents
Avoid the temptation to specialize your kids too early. Focus instead on intelligent progression and quality movement.
Coaches: Learn How to Keep Young Shoulders Healthy
Avoid potential injury in young weightlifters by employing these four shoulder exercises before it's too late.
More Than Just a Funny Bone: Preventing Growth Plate Injury
Learn how to quickly identify and avoid growth plate injuries in adolescent and children's sports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5-Phase Adolescent Strength Program for Creating Good Movers
This program is for developing movement in adolescents, first and foremost. Learning proper weight lifting will increase coordination and strength, and therefore create a better athlete in any sport.
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.
3 Keys to Communicating With Teenage Athletes
Coaches of teenagers deal with a giant set of issues unique to that of any other coaches, but the greatest challenge of them all is communication with their athletes.
Fast and Female: Empowering Girls Through Sport
By age fourteen, girls are dropping out of sports at two times the rate of boys. Fast and Female was founded to expose girls to sports-related activities and provide female athletes as role models.
Why CrossFit Is for Every Kid
What I see kids get out of CrossFit kids class goes well beyond the physical. Sure they are safe from sports injuries, but they also have fun, camaraderie, and a big boost of self confidence.
Time Efficient Fitness for Young Athletes (Includes 3 Workouts)
Young athletes are busy people, too, and sometimes finding the time for strength and cardio training can be hard. These workouts show how you can do both combined, and with effectiveness.
8-Week Pre-Competition Training Template for Young Athletes
This eight-week plan outlines how to take build your youth athletes up to competition season or an upcoming event. Workout frequency, intensity, and exercise variety are all addressed.
The Very Real Dangers of Pushing Kids Too Hard
Remembering the death of teen track star Arielle Newman got me thinking about how we coach our kids. We want them to succeed, but parents and coaches need to look at the bigger picture.
Friday Flicks: 2012 John Lucas Middle School Combine
Could you dunk a basketball when you were in seventh grade? Check out the moves on the best middle school basketball players there are in this amazing highlight video.
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Teen Athletes: Getting Ready for In-Season Competition
This is a 12-week conditioning program designed to get adolescent athletes ready for their sport. By being in better shape, they will play their sport better and be more likely to remain injury free.
Keeping Girl Athletes in the Game
Being physically active is important for the health of young women, both physically and mentally. But more of them are dropping out of sports than ever. How can we change this?
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