Decision-Making 101

Decision-Making 101 It’s well known that today’s teens are oriented towards ‘the now’ and tend to be more reactionary than judicious when it comes to decision-making. Scientists have discovered that a human brain reaches maximum size during the teenage years (ages 12 -14), yet development of the brain continues for approximately ten more years. What…

Do Kids Need Recovery Drinks After Exercise?

Do Kids Need Recovery Drinks After Exercise? High-protein recovery drinks are marketed as an essential requirement for any athlete who actually wants to make progress. How could you possibly build muscle without loading up on additional protein, right? Protein-rich recovery shakes have an important place in sports nutrition, but they are also over-used and consumed…

Fueling Young Athletes for Long Summer Days

Avoid the Crash: Fueling Young Athletes for Long Summer Days For youth athletes, the longest days of the year involve day-long tournaments, two-a-day practices, tough conditioning camps, and generally being out in the heat from sun up to sun down. Long summer days make an athlete’s food and fluid demands much different than during colder,…

Heat Illness: Keeping Youth Sports Athletes Safe

  Heat Illness: Keeping Youth Sports Athlete Safe Exercising in hot and humid weather is tough on all athletes, but kids face an elevated risk of heat illness due to inexperience. Kids are more likely to continue exercising past the onset of mild heat illness either because they don’t recognize the symptoms or because they…