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Game On: Virtual Reality Revolutionizing Youth Sports Training

Game On: Virtual Reality Revolutionizing Youth Sports Training

Ready to take a leap into the future of youth sports? Grab a seat and dive into the incredible virtual reality (VR) world. In this blog, we'll explore how VR isn't just changing the game but is also gearing up to be the ultimate coach for young minds and bodies.

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To Reduce Risk, Prioritize Policies!

To Reduce Risk, Prioritize Policies!

In youth sports, having rules and policies in place sets expectations and provides clear instructions and guidance for managing any problems should they arise. Our December 6th blog post covered the fundamentals of a sports safety plan and its crucial elements, including implementing …

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Technology Friday - How AI is Revolutionizing Youth Sports

Technology Friday - How AI is Revolutionizing Youth Sports

In the fast-paced world of youth sports, staying ahead of the game is crucial for athletes and coaches. Thanks to recent advancements in technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence (AI), the landscape of youth sports is experiencing a transformative shift. In this article, we'll …

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5 Tips for Knee Injury Prevention This Winter Season

5 Tips for Knee Injury Prevention This Winter Season

With the warmer months behind us and winter break quickly approaching, so are youth sports off-season. This time of year brings celebration and a respite from organized sports - no games or regular practices- a crucial time to maintain off-season fitness. Research shows that athletes …

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Technology Friday - Wearable Technology: A Guardian on the Field

Technology Friday - Wearable Technology: A Guardian on the Field

Wearable technology has evolved beyond its initial role as fitness trackers, emerging as an essential tool for athletes and coaches. Smart devices like fitness bands and smartwatches now play a pivotal role in monitoring vital signs, tracking movement patterns, and analyzing biomechan …

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Proactive Sports Safety Plans - Preventing Injuries Before They Occur

Proactive Sports Safety Plans - Preventing Injuries Before They Occur

Creating a sports safety plan sounds intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! Let's break it down. Risk management or sports safety plans are controllable and preventative actions that coaches can take to help protect their athletes' well-being. As young athletes continue to specializ …

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The Language of Coaching - Communicating with Athletes to Optimize Performance

The Language of Coaching - Communicating with Athletes to Optimize Performance

Words hold a lot of weight. As parents and coaches, the effects of our words on our children and athletes are abundantly clear. What we say has the power to heal, hurt, encourage, and criticize. We’ve all had that coach or fitness instructor whose “tough coach” approach didn’t land, o …

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What Makes Up Athlete Data and Who Owns It?

What Makes Up Athlete Data and Who Owns It?

Exactly what is athlete data, anyway? Athletic performance data measures an athlete’s performance as well as their overall health. This data can include a history of injuries, psychological state, stress levels, and much more, which can then be used to adjust things like practice or w …

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Creating Safer Sidelines: A Guide to Promoting Youth Sports Safety

Creating Safer Sidelines: A Guide to Promoting Youth Sports Safety

Youth sports are not just about scoring goals or making tackles but building young athletes' character, resilience, and teamwork. As we rally behind our children on the playing field, creating enthusiastic, safe, and nurturing sidelines becomes paramount. This blog post delves into es …

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Overcoming Fear - Returning to Sport Following an Injury

Overcoming Fear - Returning to Sport Following an Injury

Upwards of 7 million sports-related injuries occur each year in the United States. That said, chances are high that most of us have sustained a sports-related injury in our lifetime and have likely experienced anxiety upon reintroduction to activity. At age 20, I injured my ankle play …

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