Practicing a good recovery routine is just as important as what is done during practices and games. Our expert articles and videos will help your athletes remain injury free and feeling their best.



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Youth Athlete Heat Recovery

Youth Athlete Heat Recovery During summer youth sports camps, coaches should keep a close eye on young athletes to make sure they consume the necessary fluids, calories, and electrolytes to stay hydrated and maintain good energy levels. But to get your young athlete ready for another full day of exercising in the sun tomorrow, keep…

Sleeping More And Training Less

Youth Sport Recovery: Sleep More, Train Less In sports, it’s easy to fall prey to the bogus mindset of ‘more is more’: that the number of hours of hard work an athlete puts into their sports, the exponentially better their skills will become. But research has repeatedly shown that scheduled periods of time for rest…

Recovery During Sports Tournaments

Recovery During Sports Tournaments Day and weekend-long tournaments are a staple of modern youth sport, especially in soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and basketball. But there’s a reason these multiple-games-in-a-day events aren’t common beyond the youth level: they take a toll on athletes’ bodies, and the more an athlete plays in a fatigued state the more vulnerable…

Overcoming Injury For Youth Athletes

Overcoming Injury For Youth Athletes Sports injuries are inevitable. For younger athletes, having to quit playing sports due to injury can be extremely disheartening. Often, overcoming injury for youth athletes is a long, frustrating process that not only takes a toll physically, but also mentally. Recovery time varies by severity, sport, and the athlete’s background.…

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…

How Athletes Can Improve Their Sleep

6 Ways Youth Athletes Can Improve Their Sleep Having the best training regimen or nutritional plan in the world doesn’t mean a thing if an athlete is getting poor sleep. A lack of sleep can have a number of consequences in young athletes. For starters, being tired can delay their reaction time and increase their…