Is Your Young Athlete Ready for Serious Training?

From our friends at TrueSport:

At what point is it appropriate for kids to go from playing to serious performance or sport-specific training? It depends more on their emotional and physical readiness than their age. Read this article for a guide to evaluating kids’ readiness for serious training and competition.

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Boost Leadership Skills in Youth Athletes with These 13 Tips

Our friends at TrueSport have some great pointers for parents of young athletes. Are leaders born or developed? Dr. Timothy Baghurst says it’s a little of both, and these 13 skills can help all youth sports athletes be better leaders. We especially like #’s 9 and 11.

Sports Specialization Study

Our partners at STOP Sports Injuries.org have brought us this interesting study from The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, It is titled, Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics and is an important read for all high school athletes and parents.