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Why Coaches Bully and What to Do

By TrueSport 10/17/2017, 10:15am CDT

Tips for helping your athlete deal with harmful, old-school coaching techniques

If hurtful words directed at your athlete are coming from a coach, do you know what to do?

Surprisingly, coach-on-athlete bullying situations are not as rare as we'd all like to think.

Nine Ways Coaches Can Prevent Bullying

By TrueSport 10/10/2017, 10:30am CDT

Coaches can be a strong deterrent to bullying through the environment they create

Unfortunately, bullying is not uncommon. Over 70 percent of teens report seeing some kind of bullying in their schools, and 30 percent admit to having taken part in bullying.

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Protein In a Youth Athlete's Diet

By TrueSport 09/12/2017, 11:15am CDT

Many youth athletes believe protein is the main nutrient needed in their diets.

While protein may not be the main nutrient, it does indeed play a crucial role in an athlete’s balanced nutrition, and it is an important building block for developing strength and peak performance.

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What To Do If Your Athlete Isn't a Team Player

By TrueSport 09/05/2017, 10:45am CDT

Youth sports are a great place to teach athletes about teamwork, but sometimes it’s your own child who doesn’t seem to ‘get’ it and isn’t a team player.

Why Coaches Should Invest in Themselves

By TrueSport 08/29/2017, 2:45pm CDT

Keeping youth athletes accountable in sport means being responsible for their own actions. Like responsibility, being accountable translates into youth athletes being punctual, attentive, prepared, and ready to help. 

How to Set Goals with Youth Athletes

By TrueSport 08/22/2017, 2:00pm CDT

Coaches and parents focus heavily on helping their athletes learn the skills for their sport. But often overlooked is teaching athletes just how they can reinforce and steadily improve these skills by setting smart goals.

5 Ways to Encourage Teamwork From the Sideline

By TrueSport 08/15/2017, 12:45pm CDT

When you're at the game to cheer you can also help your young athlete learn to be a great teammate with these five tips for encouraging teamwork from the sidelines.

The Importance of Accountable Sports Parents

By TrueSport 08/08/2017, 1:45pm CDT

Youth sports parents play many different roles: former (or current) athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model, critic, and maybe most importantly, influencer. 

Sportsmanship Starts Outside of Sports

By TrueSport 08/01/2017, 1:15pm CDT

6 Ways Parents Can Teach Sportsmanship…Even If You Don’t ‘Get’ Sports

6 Breakfast Options for Youth Athletes

By TrueSport 07/25/2017, 11:15am CDT

Whether it's game day for your young athlete or you just want to give them the boost they need to get through the day, breakfast is a vital component in establishing a long-lasting energy level.

Kick off your athlete's day with one of these six breakfast options for on-the-go or when you have a little more time in the kitchen.

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