Can Courage Be Coached? 5 Useful Tips

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Courage comes into play a lot when you are coaching or training for a sport. Is courage something that you can coach? Or is it simply something you’re either born with or not? Well for a short answer… Yes.  Just like anything else, you can coach courage. Courage is a very individual characteristic that is […]

New Studies Show Rugby-Style Tackling is Safer & More Effective

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Does the thought of rugby terrify you? Have you always thought of it as a reckless and dangerous sport that can only lead to injury? There’s definitely an art to how you play rugby and the training and skills in rugby can overlap with similar techniques in football and other contact sports.  As a former […]

Girls That Play American Football. Why Is Not That Common?

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When girls think of a sport they’d like to join, a few things may come to mind. Soccer, martial arts, softball, tennis, basketball, and the like. But one sport notably off the list of many girls’ dream sports? Football. Sure, they might toss around a football with dad in the yard sometimes, but many girls […]

5 Essential “At Home” Exercises to Stay Conditioned In The Off Season

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Young athletes often worry about how they’ll keep up with training when they travel over the summer. While there are a number of ways to ensure that your athlete enjoys a vacation without falling behind with training, knowing a few simple at-home exercises can be a good way to start. There are a number of […]

How To Safely Train During The Summer

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Training during hot weather puts extra stress on your body and, if you don’t properly prepare, it can result in serious illness including heat cramps, heat syncope, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Yet, the summer is an important time for young athletes to train and training during heat can actually produce a number of benefits. […]

What Are The Chances Of My Child Becoming A Professional Athlete?

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As youth sports become increasingly competitive, more and more parents believe that their child will go pro and actively work toward their child becoming a professional athlete. A 2015 study found that 26% of U.S. parents of high school athletes hoped that their child would become a professional athlete. In contrast, however, the data shows […]

Young Athletes And Social Life

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All teens face a variety of stressors, demands and pressures that are a normal and important part of their development. These pressures are increased for athletes who, in addition to balancing social and academic demands, are also balancing a rigorous training and competition schedule; working to develop healthy habits; and trying to ensure that they […]

Practicing Tackling Without Live Contact Situations’

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Practicing Tackling without Live Contact Situations Tackling is a huge part of football, and I believe it’s not given enough focus. With injury rates – and especially concussions – an increasingly hot topic, there are ongoing efforts to make the game safer. One proposed way is decreasing the amount of time that athletes engage in […]

Foods To Have Before A Competition

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Foods to Eat before a Competition Good nutrition is always important for growing kids, but the right nutrition is especially important before competition because it can help your child both perform better and recover faster. The right pre-workout meal will maximize performance while also minimizing muscle damage. So, one of the best ways you can […]