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Overcoming Competition Anxiety in Young Athletes

It is estimated that 6-20% of adolescents have anxiety. Parents and coaches play a significant role in reducing anxiety and helping athletes overcome competition anxiety to perform their best.

Sleep for Youth Athletes

October, 2023
Is it actually important to get 8 hours of sleep a night? Yes! Adequate sleep also leads to fewer injuries and enhanced athletic performance. Read more here if we still haven't convinced you that sleep is important! Read Full Story

Early Sport Specialization

July, 2023
Early Sport Specialization is becoming increasingly common among young athletes. Research has shown it may not be the best way to enhance skills and leads to increased risk of injury.

Resistance Training for Youth

July, 2023
Resistance training is a form of exercise that requires body segments to be moved against external resistance. The external resistance may be provided by machines, free weights, elastic bands or tubing, or body weight; when using body weight, the training is often called calisthenics (for example, pushups or sit-ups). Youth are young people between the ages of 7 and 17.

Parent-Child Communication in Youth Sports

November, 2023
Parents play an essential role in youth sports. How parents communicate with their children might play a key role in encouraging youth to stay in organized sports and receive the benefits youth sports bring.

Children and Energy Drinks

November, 2023
62.8% of high school students drank sweetened beverages daily, and 32.9% drank these beverages two or more times per day. That's a lot! We take a look at and analyze the potential risks for youth who drink sweetened drinks and energy drinks.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries In Young Athletes

November, 2023
Reducing injuries in youth athletes may be one fo the greatest ways you can help young athletes. The number of ACL injuries in young athletes increased by approximately 150% between 2005 and 2015. Read here for some tips on how to avoid ACL injuries.

Small Sided Games Increase Athlete Participation

November, 2023
Soccer match analysis shows that players are in possession of the ball for only 2% of the game duration. By using small sided games in practice, you increase the experience of each player and help athletes have fun while playing.

Bone Health for Young Athletes

November, 2023
Strong bones contribute significantly to endurance and athletic performance. They provide a stable framework, enhance balance, agility, and overall physical capabilities.