Youth sports bring boundless benefits to children and college-aged adults alike, from physical well-being to the socialization skills inherent in team-based competition.
The COVID-19 pandemic may be the front-page news, but parents of youth athletes need to remain vigilant about safety precautions for sport-related concussions.
Illness is the second most common reason (after injury) athletes miss training and competition. A student athlete’s ability to be and stay well is of utmost importance now more than ever.
Everyone knows that having young athletes warm up before exercise is essential in practically every sport. But now, research shows that the type of stretching that’s performed can actually improve athletic performance.
What do I mean by the prodigy sports? Specifically, I’m talking about sports that involve adolescents and younger who are specializing in only one sport. Tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, swimming, soccer, ballet, and volleyball are all examples of these prodigy sports.
Since the early 1970s when professional sports organizations and universities began to realize the importance of strength training for injury prevention and performance improvement, we have been continually inundated with the latest “breakthroughs.”