What Happened to the FUN in Youth Sports?

It has been very easy to get caught up in the herd mentality and buy into the underlying competitive nature in club sports. Watching this game reminded me why kids play and why parents support their kids playing. In the United States, 21.5 million youth between the ages of 6 to 17 play sports on a regular basis. Youth sports are an important part of each child’s development. Unfortunately 70% of children involved in sports at a young age quit by the age of 13.

The Secret to Long Term Success in Athletics

There’s an awesome article over at the New York Times about re-thinking exercise as a source of immediate rewards, not a way of possibly achieving some outcome in the future. Many times when we have a rigid goal – do X amount of training, get Y result – we can set ourselves up for failure. We tend Read more about The Secret to Long Term Success in Athletics[…]


One of our favorite topics to discuss here on the blog is overtraining: it’s so bad for athletes, and it’s so avoidable. And it’s especially bad in younger athletes. They just aren’t developed enough physically or psychologically to adequately respond to and recover from overtraining. It’s estimated that as many as 30% of adolescent athletes Read more about IN YOUNG ATHLETES, OVERTRAINING MAY BE AS MUCH MENTAL AS PHYSICAL[…]

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