The Race to Nowhere In Youth Sports

“My 4th grader tried to play basketball and soccer last year,” a mom recently told me as we sat around the dinner table after one of my speaking engagements. “It was a nightmare. My son kept getting yelled at by both coaches as we left one game early to race to a game in the other sport. He hated it.”

“I know,” said another. “My 10 year old daughter’s soccer coach told her she had to pick one sport, and start doing additional private training on the side, or he would give away her spot on the team.”

http://stevenashyb.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/the-race-to-nowhere-in-youth-sports/

Why Athletes Should Think Twice About Energy Drinks

A new study has revealed good news and bad news for athletes who enjoy energy drinks.

On the bright side, the study conducted by Camilo Jose Cela University (CJCU) in Madrid, revealed that the athletes they studied who downed energy drinks before athletic competition saw their performance improve. The bad news is that the slight bump in performance came with a nasty list of side effects including insomnia, nervousness and an increased stimulation level following competition.

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/athlete-safety/why-athletes-should-think-twice-about-energy-drinks.html?topic=2,100&eid=61619403&bid=939159

Prep Players Learn During Out-of-State Football Trips

This is exactly why we strive to create events such as the Premier Health Backyard Blitz – to give national teams the opportunity to pair against local teams!

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/more-news/prep-players-learn-during-out-of-state-football-trips.html?topic=2,200&eid=61619403&bid=940875