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Why Locking Kids Into Just One Position Goes Against The Goal of Youth Sports

"My son's a shortstop." "My daughter's a striker." "My kid's a point guard." All too often, sports parents approach the coach with these type...

DeAndre Ayton Didn't Play Basketball Until He Was 12 Years Old, Now He's a No. 1 Overall Pick

In basketball terms, DeAndre Ayton is a unicorn. The 7-foot-1 center, whom the Phoenix Suns recently selected with the No.1  overall pick in the 2...

What Do We Mean When We Say 'Athletic?'

What is athletic? Seriously, have you ever asked yourself exactly what it is that makes someone "athletic," or what the definition of "athletic" ac...

5 Lower-Body Exercises Soccer Players Should Be Doing

Soccer success largely requires speed and athleticism. Many plays consist of single-leg actions, stop-and-go movements, hard cuts and explosive spr...

Kids Play Fewer 'Pick-Up Games,' and it's Hurting Youth Sports

Pick-up games. They used to be a staple in the lives of American children. Get a group of kids together, grab a ball, and go play. It was a sanctua...

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Creating Quickness at Velocity Sports Performance

Quickness and agility aren’t skills that can be attained through any one piece of equipment; it takes a special kind of athleticism to become quick. Learn how to create quickness.

Changing Positions With NFL Offensive Lineman Andy Alleman

Andy Alleman, offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, reflects on his transition to playing on the offensive side of the ball.

Playing Multiple Positions With NFL OL Andy Alleman

Andy Alleman, offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, talks about how playing multiple positions will make you a more valuable asset to your team.

Duncan Keith on Playing D

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and assistant captain Duncan Keith discusses some of the misconceptions of being a defenseman and how you need to be just as athletic as a forward in order to play D.

Lance Walker Improves Athleticism First

Director of performance at Michael Johnson Performance Lance Walker explains the importance of proving your athleticism before focusing on one sport.