Safely Training the Youth Female Athlete

Your daughter wants to play a sport. You want to support her but you’re not sure what to do next. It’s important to note that historically, girls have played sports and boys have trained to play sports. Read that again and you’ll understand the discrepancy in injury rates between the sexes.

Helping Your Child Navigate Performance Issues

Long before Caroline Burckle emerged as a world class swimmer and an Olympic medalist, the door to the mental side of competing was nudged open by her father during rides home from her youth swim meets. Like all young athletes, she had to learn how to navigate the sting of a disappointing performance…

The Challenge of Drugs & Youth Sports

The link between drugs and sports runs deep! Drugs and sports have been connected for about as long as sports have been played. This includes the whole array of painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs both prescribed by doctors and available over the counter.

A New Season Awaits!

Finally, we are starting to see some positive changes with school sports. Seasons have started and its very exciting for the players as well as parents. My oldest daughter has begun her college basketball season and is so happy to be back on the floor (she missed all of her freshman year due to COVID-19 restrictions).

It’s Always the Season for Giving Thanks

Giving thanks isn’t tied to a single day or a season. Thanking the folks who help you day after day shouldn’t be an afterthought. The idea of giving thanks or practicing gratitude should be intentional—we should encourage our young athletes to think actively about doing it on a regular basis.