Posts tagged "youth sports"

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Youth Sports Summit: Five Takeaways

In Dallas on Tuesday night, we gathered together some of the largest and most influential youth sports organizations for networking and discussion. It was a chance for these leading youth sports entrepreneurs to compare notes, trade ideas, and identify opportunities to...

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5 Things Every Youth Coach Should Know from Arsenal Coach Unai Emery

Arsenal FC’s head coach Unai Emery has accomplished a lot in his 47 years. He’s coached successfully in Spain’s La Liga, England’s Premier League, and France’s Ligue 1. In the 15 years since he retired as a player, he’s led his...

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Youth Soccer Headers: When Is It Safe?

Headlines, column inches, viral videos, and white papers have been dedicated to the concussion problem facing football players in the United States. For the most part, technological breakthroughs, practice limitations, and rule changes have only been able reduce head injury risk,...

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Youth Athletes And Weightlifting

The burgeoning field of strength of conditioning has filtered down to youth sports, particularly in elite club & travel circles. Incorporating weightlifting and speed training into schedules that already include practices, private lessons and games is no longer viewed as a...

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Refueling: Sleep & Hydration For Youth Athletes

Scrolling through Instagram, it’s easy to find athletes referring to what they eat and drink as “fuel.” The intake, be it food, water, supplements, or even the amount of sleep, has become so popularized it’s easy to think of the human...

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The Revival Of The Multisport Athlete

What do Michael Jordan, Alex Morgan, JJ Watt, Abby Wambach, and Wayne Gretzky have in common? All of them were youth multi-sport athletes. As specialization continues to become more prevalent throughout youth sports, it is increasingly difficult for multi-sport organizations to...

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Youth Sports Injuries: Surgery And Rehabilitation

Youth athletes are facing injury, surgery, and rehabilitation at a higher rate than previous generations. This can be traced back to a handful of factors. Overuse and repetitive stress injuries have spiked as a result of increased practice repetitions and games....

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Removing The Participation Bottleneck In Elite Youth Hockey

Youth sports are ever growing and evolving; the number of leagues is increasing as are participation levels in learn-to-play programs across the globe. But this growing engagement shouldn’t stop here. Dee Dee Ricks founded the NextGen AAA Foundation with the mission...

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Atlanta United Is Revolutionizing Youth Soccer

Professional leagues and teams have become increasingly interested in youth and community engagement over the past three years. Atlanta United is a shining example of an organization committed to both its community and to growing the sport of soccer at the...

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Youth Legends Tournament Championship

Danny Noonan lipped out, Jules Paxton couldn’t find the back of the net, Jimmy Chitwood bricked his shot, and Air Bud wasn’t a good enough boy. Single elimination tournaments put even the best competition through the wringer. From 16 down to...