Taking shortcuts often leads to many unwanted consequences. Using the advice here, show your athletes that putting in real work is the only way they'll get where they want to go.



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How to Encourage Competition While Discouraging Cheating

How to Encourage Competition While Discouraging Cheating One of the challenges inherent in youth sports is teaching the difference between taking advantages of opportunities to gain a competitive advantage – gamesmanship – and taking illegal and unethical shortcuts in an effort to win – cheating. In the appropriate competitive environment, there’s nothing wrong with playing…


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3 Shortcuts All Youth Athletes Should Avoid

3 Shortcuts All Youth Athletes Should Avoid The path to success is one that doesn’t involve dangerous shortcuts. Olympic gold medalist and TrueSport Ambassador Cody Miller knows of three ones in particular to look out for. — To learn more about teaching youth athletes to avoid taking shortcuts, check out: • Learn.TrueSport.org for insightful articles…

Why Shortcuts Are The Long Way To Success

Why Shortcuts Are The Long Way To Success As a TrueSport Ambassador and two-time Olympic medalist, Elizabeth Beisel knows all about the importance of avoiding shortcuts and putting in hard work instead. — To learn more about teaching youth athletes to avoid taking shortcuts, check out: • Learn.TrueSport.org for insightful articles and videos full of…

The Dangers Of Using Supplements As Shortcuts

The Dangers Of Using Supplements As Shortcuts Think taking supplements will help you reach your athletic goals quicker? Think again, and learn why they’ll cost you more in the long run from TrueSport Ambassador and Olympic medalist Elizabeth Beisel. — To learn more about teaching youth athletes how to avoid shortcuts, check out: • Learn.TrueSport.org…