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Why Do Kids Quit Sports?

Did you know that 70% of kids quit sports by the age of 13. In a world where 1/3 of American children are overweight, we as coaches have a major say in the health of our youth and the future of our country. It is critical that we have a great understanding of why kids […]

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How Early Sports Specialization Can Hinder Athlete Performance

The final part of my 3-part series is dealing with early sports specialization with a young athlete. Many parents will provide their child with the necessary resources to get their child in position to earn a college scholarship and, in rare cases, an opportunity to play at the pro or Olympic level. From paying for […]

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Injury Prevention in Youth Athletes

In the previous article (part one of this three-part series), I discussed the importance of working on the fundamentals of human movement with young athletes. I stressed the benefit of improving fundamental human movement and how it can improve athletic performance. Another important and key benefit for working on human movement is how it can […]

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Mastery of Five Movements: The Key to Athletic Success

Dan John is one of the most respected strength coaches in the United States and someone who I have turned to to develop my own coaching philosophy. One thing I have borrowed from him are the five movement patterns every young athlete should master. This is something I have incorporated formerly in my training over […]

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Truths & Misconceptions About the Agility Ladder

The agility ladder is used by many trainers, strength and sport coaches, and parents who aspire to have their kids become a better athlete. As with any piece of training equipment, it is important to know the proper time and place to utilize any exercise modality. Therefore, I am spending a short time going over […]

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