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Make sure your kids are developing healthy eating and sleeping habits so that they can succeed on and off the field.

Strength and Muscle-Building Plan for High School Athletes

By Nutrition Express 07/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

By eating protein first thing in the morning, you’ll be able to add to your muscle gains from the day before. A side benefit to eating enough protein is your hair and nails will grow thicker and healthier too.

Clubs Investing in Technology in Attempt to Boost Security

By Sean Jensen, SportsEngine 07/16/2018, 10:30am CDT

Continued wave of school shootings have club operators exploring ways to keep their facilities safe

Governing sports bodies, including the Junior Volleyball Association, are reassessing safety expectations, standards and practices. But solutions are costly, tricky and time consuming to vet.

Make Your Own Protein Bars at Home

By USA Hockey 07/13/2018, 12:00pm CDT

We’ve also made these bars with dried hemp seeds, cranberries, and mini dark chocolate chips, which were a hit. Be brave and mix and match your add-ins to create new tasty versions.

How to Avoid the 'Summer Slide' with Kids' Eating

By Elena Donovan Mauer, Parenting 07/12/2018, 12:00pm CDT

"Take a pitcher of water, and let kids crush in their favorite fruits — let them mush it with their hands," he explains. "Strain out any seeds, and let it set overnight before drinking. Now they made it, so they take ownership of it."

Beware the Concession Stand

By Next College Student Athlete Team Edition 07/11/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Unfortunately, junk food is the main inventory at most concession stands

Truly crunched for time and ready to hit the road? Think about picking up some healthier options at a drive-through.

Kids Who Play Multiple Sports Are Less Likely to Be Injured

By Maureen McFadden, WNDU 07/10/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Playing different sports allows the body to use and stress different muscles and ligaments, not overusing and straining the same groups of muscles used in a single sport.

The Power of Being Open Minded in Coaches and Athletes

By Mental Toughness Trainer 07/09/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Now, the good news for you if you do have such a growth mindset is that you can go out to your competition knowing you have a huge advantage over those who don’t, and you can use this fact to help build your confidence. 

The Athlete's Kitchen: All You Want to Know About Peanut Butter

By Nancy Clark,CoachUp Nation 07/09/2018, 12:00pm CDT

People who eat peanut butter and nuts five or more times a week have lower markers of inflammation than nut avoiders. For athletes who get micro-injuries every time they train, an anti-inflammatory food such as peanut butter is a wise choice.

Coping With Sports Fear With Easy Reminders

By Mental Toughness Trainer 07/06/2018, 12:00pm CDT

I teach that there is no such thing as failure. It doesn’t exist except as a useless story in your mind. Get rid of the idea of failure and you get rid of the fear of it.

Keeping Kids Hydrated

By Debra Wittrup, Parents 07/05/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Following an organized game, kids are usually wild with excitement at a win or despondent in defeat. Keep your team focused by making a healthy beverage and snack part of the after-activity celebration or cooldown. 

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