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Youth Football Safety: 25 Tips from Coaches, Trainers and Advocacy Groups

Football teams across the country are starting to practice now for the fall season. While players are dreaming bringing home the championship trophy, coaches worry about their best players getting injured. Not only can a few bad injuries ruin a season, they can also limit a student’s college and...

Eastside Crusaders’ aggressive approach to limiting concussions

Concussions have been a hot button topic in the youth sports community for quite some time. Parents are conflicted with allowing their child to play football because of the possibility of...

3 important youth football coaching traits

Youth football coaches undoubtedly have a strong influence their athletes. A good coach motivates, keeps their athlete’s interest in the sport alive and builds teamwork built around common goals....

6 Exercises that are a waste of time

The exercises that develop those “beach muscles” can even detract from one’s athletic ability, for a pretty obvious reason: The body is more than a collection of impressive-looking parts. An athlete...

When is the right time for youth athletes to begin weight training?

What is the proper age to start lifting weights? This question has been a debate in the strength training community for a long time now. Before tackling this question, know that there is a...

Overtraining and Burnout in Young Athletes

In today’s society, highly-driven youth athletes often struggle with overtraining syndrome. Children are often surrounded by the hype of sports and it is easy to see how a young athlete could go too...

10 Mistakes Many Athletes Make in the Weight Room

Sometimes, though, players work too hard or inefficiently, leading to injuries or other setbacks to the offseason. Strength coach Tony Bonvechio recently shared 10 mistakes many high school athletes...