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9 Tips for Picking the Perfect Running Shoe

Spinal discomfort or pain can often limit or completely stop a person from continuing his or her previous exercise routine. But an active lifestyle is a key piece of long-term health, and also important to the quality of life for… Continue Reading →

Are Kids’ Sports Too Competitive?

How kids’ athletics have gotten too serious – and what parents can do to help When my daughter began playing recreational soccer at age 8, scouts for more competitive private clubs showed up regularly at the weekend games. By the… Continue Reading →

TheFuture of Youth Sports: What’s Trending May Surprise You

Across the world, the consensus is that youth sports and exercise needs to be a bigger part of our children’s lives—Particularly in the lives of those children who spend too much time in front of computers, video games and television…. Continue Reading →

How to Organize a Team-Building Activity

Whether you’re trying to boost the morale of your squad or foster leadership in young players, here’s a simple guide to organizing and running effective team-building activities that’ll develop young athletes into a cohesive unit. Progressive Planning It is best… Continue Reading →

How to Motivate Your Young Athlete to Get Better

Many parents contact us each week because they struggle to motivate their kids in sports or how best to motivate their athletes. We receive many questions from sports parents and coaches, such as from this hockey parent who asked, “We… Continue Reading →

Are you raising a humble athlete?

Sportswriter Heywood Hale Broun has been credited with saying, “Sports doesn’t build character. It reveals it.” So after the teams leave the field, the scoreboard is cleared and field lights are shut off, what does sports reveal about your child?… Continue Reading →

10 THINGS PARENTS OF ATHLETES NEED TO KNOW

Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know 1. It’s not about you, its about them.  Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad. 2…. Continue Reading →

Pressure and overuse in youth sports can hurt one’s career in the long run

Former Georgetown Little League Head Coach Dave Anderson said it’s tough being a coach and a parent of baseball players. Anderson has three boys who all play baseball and his youngest plays travel baseball. “Yeah, I really worry about my… Continue Reading →

The 8 Types of Athletes: Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Champ?

I have been around the strength/fitness and sports industry for quite a while. In the early to mid 1970s, it was junior high and senior high school sports participation. I went on to be a so-so track and field athlete (pole vaulter) at the University of Iowa in the late 1970s and early 1980s

6 Benefits of Running

Running is more than a good way to get in shape. Lace up and reap the many benefits of running today.

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