Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes: A Quick Guide

To support the developmental demands of a growing child or teen, parents should ensure that they are consuming a healthy diet the meets their nutritional needs. While youth athletes are always on the go and lead busy lives that juggle athletics, academics, and social...

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6 Success Tips for Youth Sports League Administrators

Thousands of youth sports organizations exist all across the country. They cater to all sports and come in all sizes. Some are well-funded and sponsored while others need the collective efforts of its community to ensure that it thrives. Big or small, youth sports...

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Children and Sports: How Young Is Too Young?

Many parents today hear stories about how Tiger Woods swung his first golf club at age 2. Then there’s Serena Williams who picked up her first tennis racket at just 4 years old and Shaun White who, at the age of 7, already had a snowboarding sponsorship. Parents with...

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Failure: Why It’s Actually Good for Your Young Athlete

As parents, we naturally want to protect our kids from heartbreak and disappointment. We want to shield them from harm and making wrong choices. But as much as we want to guide them, making mistakes are a part of life. Our children need to fail in order for them to...

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8 Benefits of Team Sports for Kids

Team sports offer more than just physical benefits for kids who participate. It also helps them emotionally and mentally. And there are also social aspects of team sports that children will enjoy. Here are just a few of the many benefits that your child can enjoy when...

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How Camaraderie Builds Champions

There are so many amazing reasons why parents should sign their kids up for sports. And if your child has shown interest in becoming a student-athlete, then you should absolutely support them. Sports offer a slew of benefits that cover everything from physical to...

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5 Books Every Parent of Young Athletes Should Read

Your role as the parent of a youth athlete is so much more than just driving them to practice, packing healthy snacks, and making sure they have all their gear. You’ll want to guide, advise, and support them. And you’ll also want to understand how the mind of today’s...

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Tips for the First-Time Youth Sports Coach

If coaching youth sports is new to you, it’s understandable for you to feel excited but nervous at the same time. You may feel that you still need direction to navigate what you suspect to be the complexities of coaching kids. Because while you may have background on...

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How to Break Out of a Slump

A slump is when an athlete consistently performs below their potential for a period of time. Think of it like a dry spell for athletic performance. Athletes who are in a slump may be underperforming at every game and not meeting expectations. Slumps can occur for many...

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How to Save Money on Sports Equipment for a New Season

The expenses involved in having your child participate in sports can pile up. And it may surprise parents that they’ll spend beyond the registration fee as they’ll also need to buy their kid sports equipment. However, when it comes to sports equipment, no one said you...

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