6 Things to Know About Electrolytes for Youth Athletes

Jul 02, 2020

Hydrating properly, which often means deciding what athletes should drink, is critical to their performance and wellbeing during sport. These tips will help you decide when and what athletes should be consuming to stay hydrated.

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Comparison v. Competition: How to Develop Positive Body Image on Teams

Jun 24, 2020

No matter how much you talk about the importance of pulling together as a team, your athletes are going to naturally compete with each other, as well as with rival teams. As a coach, you may not notice the subtle ways your team is creating an unhealthy environment when it comes to body image, eating patterns, and other habits.

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Why Do Some Athletes Struggle with Body Image?

Jun 15, 2020

Melissa Streno, a clinical psychologist who specializes in athletic performance and its intersection with disordered eating and body image issues, explains what might make certain types of athletes more prone to dealing with destructive body image issues. She also offers tips on how you can help. 

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5 Strategies to Help Your Athlete Manage Performance and Social Anxiety

May 20, 2020

Every athlete will likely feel some kind of nerves during practices or in competition. Some athletes thrive under pressure and embrace the nerves, while others will crumple if not bolstered by a supportive coach and team. Here are some suggestions from TrueSport to help athletes control their sport anxiety.

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Reducing Anxiety to Make Game Day as Good as Practice

May 11, 2020

Game-day performance anxiety is common in athletes of any age, but the worst possible time to start tackling it is, unfortunately, on game day. TrueSport Expert Kevin Chapman, PhD, clinical psychologist and founder of The Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, breaks down how you can best support your team. 

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How to Help Athletes Through Mid-Season Adjustments

Dec 23, 2019

When the goals you set at the beginning of the season are suddenly unattainable, how can you and your athletes find motivation to keep going? This blog from TrueSport shows how you can make mid-season adjustments to help your athletes reach new goals.

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Why It's Important to Avoid Tension on the Sidelines

Oct 07, 2019

"We tell parents that their only goal is to make sure that their kids are having fun. Your job is to support kids when it's appropriate,” said Dr. Patrick Cohn, a sports psychologist at Peak Performance Sports. With that in mind, here’s why and how to avoid being tense and distracting on the sidelines.

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Coaching Keys to Welcoming New Teammates

Sep 25, 2019

Being the new athlete on a team can be one of the scariest experiences for a young athlete, and as a coach, you have the power to improve – or worsen – the situation. Taking time to help new athletes assimilate onto your team can shape an athlete’s entire sporting experience.

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Five Reasons Why Your Athletes Need a Hydration Plan

Jun 12, 2019

There’s no way to know exactly how much water each of us needs to consume daily. With varying levels of activity, finding the right balance of fluid intake for young athletes can seem like a guessing game.

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How to Help Athletes Navigate Between Seasons

May 29, 2019

Serious student-athletes are being pulled in so many directions now: from academic responsibilities, to school and club sports with seasons that often overlap. Former basketball coach Celia Slater explains how coaches can work together to create stronger, more resilient athletes by sharing the training load, not doubling (or tripling) it.

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