Traditional vs. Undulating Periodization in Youth Athletes
Coaches working with youth athletes need to keep them injury-free and constantly improving.
The Middle School Block Zero Strength Program
The best gift you can give any athlete is a solid foundation.
A Lesson Plan for the Youth Athlete
Youth today are unable to perform basic human movements, so the mission is to help them accumulate those skills.
The Exploitation of Youth Athletes
Don't fall victim to an industry whose interest is money, not your child's wellbeing.
Life Lessons From the Weight Room
What you learn in the weight room applies everywhere else.
It's Time to Reform America's Bad Habit Factories
Our education system is perpetuating our health crisis. These are the strategies to turn the tide.
Don't Race: The Cost of Early Athletic Specialization
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.
Tommy John and Baseball: America's Favorite Elbow Surgery
It is critical that youth pitchers, parents, and coaches educate themselves well on the consequences of electing the Tommy John surgery.
Junior Athlete Strength and Conditioning: Your Role As a Coach
As a coach working with youth, there are a few things that you need to get straight.
Youth Athletes on the Bench: It's Not Always a Bad Thing
The next time your child is on the bench, don't freak out. Instead, embrace what it will teach them.
Preventing Repetitive Stress Injuries In Youth Athletes
Don't head into sports season with your youth unprepared to deal with the prevention of stress injuries.
Breaking Up With Your Child's Coach: It's Not You, It's Me
Discover how to identify if it's time to find a different coach for your child and what steps to take.
5 Ways to Develop the Fighting Spirit in Youth Athletes
Get youth athletes headed in the right direction and keep despair at bay.
Strong Is as Strong Does: Your Ideal Weightlifting Weight
The physics of size and strength can help you determine your most competitive weight class.
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.
Understanding the Off-season for Youth Athletes
The off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. So if it doesn’t mean taking time off, what does it mean?
Coaching Young Athletes Through Sensitive Periods
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.
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.
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