Protein and The Student Athlete: How Much, When and Why

Protein comes from the Greek word meaning “of first importance,” which seems appropriate once you consider its numerous functions. Protein plays a key role in many aspects of health for athletes and adults alike (in fact protein contains something called essential amino acids that the body needs but can’t make, we will cover more on that below).

By Jill Lane

Train for Functional Ability, Not “Explosiveness”

Parents would be wise to check on strength-and-conditioning protocols for their student athletes, no matter what age. It would be safe to say that every National Football League (NFL) fan is familiar with the name Saquon Barkley. This young football prodigy was a college sensation and performed on a level that can be accurately described as breath-taking in his first season in the NFL.

By Jay Primarolo 

Communication Tips for Youth Sports Coaches

As a coach, being a good communicator is very important. It actually makes your players more comfortable, helps them develop, and can create a positive culture. Of course, poor communication can do the opposite. For youth sports athletes, it makes the world of difference when you can communicate clearly and effectively.

By Amy Masters

Navigating College Recruitment

College recruitment of student-athletes can be daunting. Here are some helpful tips for parents and athletes. Welcome to the first of our 4-part series on college recruitment. Each issue, we’ll tackle a new topic crucial to helping your student-athlete through this important process.

By Rey Crossman