Resistance Training Guidelines For Children and Adolescents + MORE

Resistance Training Guidelines For Children and Adolescents + MORE

3 Quick & Easy Tips for Taking Great Photos of Your Kids Playing Sports

Thanks to Vincent Pugliese from Sports Photo School  for writing this post on some quick tips for taking great photos of your kids playing sports. I see the frustration at almost every one of my kids’ games. No, it’s not from the players. It’s from the parents. Being that I’.... More »
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The Hottest Team in the NFL: The Vikings + MORE

With a 5 & 0 record, a sensational new stadium and a new quarterback leading the charge, the Vikings are the talk of the NFL. With Sunday’s dominating performance over the Houston Texans, and previous wins over the Carolina Panthers and arch nemesis the Green Bay Packers, the Vikes have establ.... More »
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Safe Steps In The Return To Play Decision + MORE

By Dev Mishra, M.D. President, Sideline Sports Doc Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University   Key Points: The coach will often have to make a decision on return to play during competition One tactic would be to observe the player in pregame warmup for any pain o.... More »
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Yoga and Youth Sports: A Winning Combination + MORE

Yoga and youth sports is not a connection that youth sports parents and coaches always make. While yoga has become increasingly popular, not as many coaches have instilled yoga practices into their sports’ practices. As of 2015, about 10% of adults participated in yoga, but only about 3% of ki.... More »

COACHING TIPS: Getting Ready for the Upcoming LL and Youth Baseball Season + MORE

As you prepare for the upcoming Little League, Cal Ripken, youth baseball, travel team, or rec ball, here are some basic tips every parent and coach should keep in mind at all times: BASEBALL IS THE TOUGHEST SKILL GAME TO PLAY You have to learn how to throw. How to catch. How to field. How to hit. H.... More »
 

Appropriately
designed and supervised resistance training programs can benefit youth of all ages, but the focus for children should be based on building muscle strength, function, and control, not on increasing muscle size, says a new international consensus statement. (Loyd RS, et al 2014)

Children as young as 5-6 years of age making noticeable improvements
in muscular fitness following exposure to basis resistance training
using free weights, elastic resistance bands and machine weights, the statement says…

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There is now a compelling body of scientific evidence that resistance training by children and adolescents can have positive effects on health and fitness and enhance sports performance. 
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If you’ve got a little time, here’s some heavy reading that I think you’ll find interesting. It’s a keynote speech by Steve Buttry, Digital Transformation Editor at the news publishing company Digital First Media, at a Digital Journalism Ethics Symposium last week at the University of Colorado…

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When we were kids, we played in the dirt all the time. We got our hands dirty and played with bugs. Kids today are more inclined to stay clean, inside the house. Instead, encourage your kids to get out and get their hands dirty. Teach them to enjoy all of God’s creation by getting out there and experiencing it firsthand…

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