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