Why Coaches Should Invest In Themselves

Why Coaches Should Invest In Themselves For most athletes, their coach is one of the most influential people in their life. According to USADA’s What Sport Means in America survey, coaches rank as the number one positive influence on youth today among the respondents surveyed. At their best, coaches can help their players improve their…

On Being An Accountable Parent

The Importance of Accountable Sports Parents Youth sports parents play many different roles: former (or current) athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model, critic, and maybe most importantly, influencer. Studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport even more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical…

A Recovery Routine’s Importance

Why Recovery Routines Are Just As Important As Pre-Game Ones Once exercise ends, an athlete’s job isn’t finished just yet: preparing for the next game or practice begins with first properly recovering from the last one. Following good recovery techniques after exercising is vital to keeping an athlete feeling good and injury free. While taking…

Recovering From Tough Losses

How To Help Athletes Recover From Tough Losses By Emilee Bounds and Timothy Baghurst Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University With sport comes triumphant wins, easy blowouts, close games, and unfortunately, tough losses. And in the moment to a young athlete, those losses are just that: tough. But they also can serve as some…