Top 10 Foods for Youth Athletes

Grilled Chicken dinner

If you are a coach or parent of youth athletes then you know the importance of practice and training for sports success… But are you paying attention to what your youth athletes are eating? There’s a lot of truth to the old saying, “you are what you eat.” So many young athletes don’t eat to…

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Should Youth Athletes Lift Weights?

weights

We have come a long, long way in regard to training athletes for optimal sports performance… There was a day when athletes were forbidden to lift weights because their coaches thought it would slow them down and make them slow. So they had their athletes compete in their sport without doing any strength training… WOW!…

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Practice or Play? 6 Practice Games to Increase Speed and Agility

Soccer Practice

What do all kids, puppies and kittens have in common? They love to play! It’s an age thing… When we are young we have an abundance of energy. When we’re young we want to be active and playful as much as possible. This is why “playing” should be part of any youth athlete’s training plan.…

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Complete Blueprint For Speed Development & Athlete Engagement

Athlete Engagement

Are you a parent, coach or trainer who works with youth athletes?  If so, I know you want to improve their speed and quickness.  The athlete who can get to the ball the fastest is the one who helps the team win. Youth athletes are unique in their stage of growth and development, and their…

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My Favorite Exercise To Build Speed and Quickness In Youth Athletes

football speed

When it comes to working with youth athletes and training them to be faster, quicker and more athletic, you must choose the best “bang for your buck” exercises. Youth athletes want to have fun and any time you can add a little competition or game-like element to their training you will have more success. One…

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How To Increase Speed and Quickness In Youth Athletes

women playing soccer

Are you interested in learning how to improve the speed and performance of your youth athletes, while minimizing injuries? Of course you are… Well, I have a simple little exercise, or perhaps I should say “exercise pattern” that I want to share with you today.  This exercise pattern is a must to include in a…

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