youth

From injury prevention to motor development, strength training needs to be part of any young athlete's training.
Young athletes don't always realize the impact their training will have on their future. Here's how to protect them.
What periods of development we can capitalize on, and what periods we must approach with caution?
Did you know that the average junior world record is 97.5% of the corresponding senior world record?
Is there any case for only concentrating on your strong points? I am going to say, “Yes."
Getting away from the participation ribbons and trophies (specifically referencing the child who never makes practices/games until the day when ribbons and trophies are handed out), the false encouragement of a “Way to go!” (when really, it was not the way to go), and the shallow, “Great game!” (to a child who did not perform well), how can we, as parents, coaches, and trainers truly encourage and nurture a young athlete’s self-esteem?  
It’s amazing what just four hours with these kids has taught me as a coach. While the idea of swimming doesn’t change, the difference is in how you teach.
You think the only Brazilian sports worth mentioning are fútbol or beach volleyball? Jorge Califrer is pioneering the sport of weightlifting in Brazil.
What can reveal the most about an athlete, can make or break a game, and can reach viral status? That’s right. Attitude.
What to eat, where to eat, how to eat? Here are three simple, effective, and efficient answers.
We must make sure the sport is appealing and safe for the child - and matches the parent’s expectations.