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Articles for Coaches

As a sports coach, you're often a resource for questions from your players and their parents. Athletes want to know how to get stronger, faster and better at their sport. Parents want to know how to keep their young athletes safe, happy and healthy on the field.

Fortunately, you're not in this alone; we have articles and advice from our sports medicine experts on everything from mentally preparing your team for competitions to preventing heat illness in young athletes. So whether you want to check out our athletic trainer’s articles on trending sports topics or look up the answers to specific sports questions, we've got resources just for you.

Healthy Weight Training for Young Athletes

Healthy Weight Training for Young Athletes

There is a lot of advice when it comes to weight training among young athletes today. It is important to note that not all of these opinions are accurate. To clarify what healthy weight training for young athletes should look like, it is important to first find out when, where and how it is safe for kids to start weight training.

Preventing & Treating Heat Illness in Young Athletes

Preventing & Treating Heat Illness in Young Athletes

As a coach or parent, it is very important to be aware of how to avoid the conditions leading to heat stroke and heat-related illnesses, treating them properly if they occur and preventing all heat-related deaths. To ensure ultimate and essential safety for young athletes during the summer sport season, follow these guidelines.

Is Barefoot Running Safe?

Is Barefoot Running Safe?

Barefoot running has recently become an increasingly popular trend due to its minimalist nature and the idea that man was “Born to Run.”

 
 

A woman in a gray shirt and black shorts runs on a trail in a park.

Female Athlete Triad Poses Potential Danger

Female athlete triad is a link between an eating disorder, absence of menstruation, and osteoporosis. It is more likely to occur in young women who participate in activities that emphasize a lean physique such as gymnastics, ice skating, ballet and long-distance running. Read more about these symptoms.

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Because athletes are often regarded as the picture of health, sudden death events can lead to fear and confusion about how safe it is to participate in sports. Further, high media coverage about these deaths often causes worry far beyond the individual’s family or local community.


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