Lack of sleep and poor nutrition increase injury risk in elite adolescent athletes

There’s nothing more heart-breaking for a coach than witnessing a young athlete suffer an injury. Therefore, a proactive approach to mitigating injury risk is a top priority for parents and coaching staff. There are a variety of things that coaches can do to reduce injury risk among youth athletes. For example, programming thorough warm-ups, ensuring …

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Long-Term Strength Training Improves Change of Direction in Adolescent Athletes

Evidence supporting the incorporation of resistance training into the athletic development of adolescent athletes continues to mount. With proper programming and instruction from a qualified coach, resistance training can have a significant impact on enhancing performance and reducing injury potential. In team sports like soccer, football and basketball, the ability to change direction rapidly is …

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