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Coronavirus is cancelling sports across the country

The coronavirus is shaking up the sports world. Professional sports were the first affected by cancellations, closures and regulations, but youth sports events across the country are starting to follow suit. Keep checking back here to see the youth sports events that are being cancelled across the...

Healthy Half-Time Snacks

Keep young athletes strong and fit with healthy half-time snacks, and pre- and post-game meals and treats, that provide the right nutrients at the right time. It's also important to limit ingredients...

The Effects of Fearing Failure

There's a common theme spreading through sport these days; "motivated and passionate athletes are rare; players just aren't like they used to be". I've noticed and even agreed with this statement at...

Dynamic Stretching versus Static Stretching

In a face off would dynamic stretching give you as good as, better than, worse than or just the same results as static stretching? Dynamic stretching involves movements (such as wide arm circles)...

Whole grains - For Energy When You Really Need It

Grains, especially whole grains, are an essential part of a healthy diet. All types of grains are good sources of complex carbohydrates and some key vitamins and minerals. Grains are also naturally...

Warming Up Properly

The days of youth football coaches telling kids to take two laps then running them through a series of gym-class-style warm-ups are over. The game has changed on and off the field during the last 20...

10 Good Nutrition Habits for Young Athletes

Habit No. 1: Eat every three hours If all you eat is breakfast, lunch and dinner, you are setting yourself up for energy spikes and lulls throughout the day as your body first reacts to sugar influx...

Do Sports Build Character?

Do Sports Build Character? According to a Research Digest article entitled, "Sports and Character Development", simply put, no. However, can sports build character? Yes. In the article they...

Shoulder Exercises for Youth Baseball Players

The shoulder is a very important asset all athletes, especially those that throw, need to protect. The goal of these exercises is to create and maintain a healthy shoulder so your chances of injury...