youth athletes

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.
The physics of size and strength can help you determine your most competitive weight class.
Young athletes don't always realize the impact their training will have on their future. Here's how to protect them.
The off-season does not mean an athlete should not train. So if it doesn’t mean taking time off, what does it mean?
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.
Adolescent athletes don't have to warm the bench just because they're going through a growth spurt.
The words you say to kids make an impact, and this one phrase can put shackles on them that are hard to remove.
According to studies, three to four percent of high school pupils have tried some form of performance enhancing drug (PED).
A new study asks what athletic qualities can help sprint ability.
It's essential to know how much water is enough, signs of dehydration and how to prevent heat illnesses.
I believe two traits differentiate talented athletes from great athletes - mental toughness and a strong work ethic.
As a parent or coach, you need to take steps to educate youth athletes about the problems of using anabolics.
If youth are not miniature adults, why do we continue to subject kids to a watered-down adult sports model?
Through positive role modeling of appropriate sports behavior, we can make good sportsmanship contagious.
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.
Sudden deaths are an all too familiar story in youth sports. Now, new research has led to new suggestions for heart health screenings for young athletes.
Recent research in Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, assessed the female high school track athletes knowledge of menstrual health and bone loss.