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5 Core Exercises Young Athletes Should Be Using Instead of Sit-Ups

This much I know—core exercises for youth athletes are butchered all the time. Whether this is because trainers are not teaching them well enough...

Geno Auriemma's '$100 Bill' Tactic Helps Young Players Discover What True Hustle Feels Like

Geno Auriemma is arguably the most successful college basketball coach in history. Since becoming head coach of the University of Connecticut Huski...

Heat Injuries Can Be Deadly. Here's How to Recognize, Treat and Prevent Them

Heat injuries are a serious issue, particularly for athletes. Let's look at some key facts: "There's no excuse for any number of heat stroke d...

Youth Sports Coaches Need to Take the Negativity out of 'Accountability'

Every coach I've ever met talks about accountability at one point or another. However, many of them use it largely in negative terms: "You did some...

Told a Player Something 'A Hundred Times' And They Still Don't Get It? Time To Re-Think Your Coaching

Coaching can be difficult. Very difficult. Coaches want to help athletes reach their full potential and accomplish great things individually and...

Build Athletes First, Baseball Players Second: A Case Against Early Specialization

Early sports specialization is bigger than ever. Gone are the days where almost every kid played two, three or even four different sports throughou...

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...

Here's a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes

When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possibl...

7 Simple Drills for Building Better Soccer Foot Skills

The more comfortable young soccer players can get with the ball at their feet, the higher their potential will be. While kids in soccer-crazed coun...

The Drills and Skills That Drive FC Barcelona's Youth System

FC Barcelona is a soccer machine. Since 2008, the club has won seven La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League titles. As Alabama is to col...

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