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Is It Mission Impossible to Get Your Athlete to Eat Healthy Foods? Try This Approach (PDF)

By David Benzel
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves coming up with a
SIMPLE way to help your teen athlete eat healthier. This message will NOT self-destruct in 5 seconds.

Video: Growing Grit

What is GRIT? It’s more than sticking with something for a long time. It’s sticking with something in spite of all the adversity and obstacles that come along without giving up.

Myth Busters: Why Athletes Don’t Need Protein Powders

By TrueSport
As your athlete gets older and more competitive in sport, you may be wondering if adding protein powder into their daily routine is a good idea. But before you go out and buy the biggest tub of protein that you can find in the grocery store, there are a few things you should know about supplementing with protein powders, especially for young athletes.

6 Surprising Things Athletes Should Know About Collagen Supplements

By TrueSport
You’ve probably heard the hype about collagen supplements. While collagen material can be used medically to treat burns or serious wounds, should you be taking collagen in supplement form?

8 Tips to Help Young Athletes Perform in Extreme Environments

By TrueSport
Whether the extreme environment your athletes are headed to is hot, cold, or at high altitude, you may be tempted to look for a supplement or treatment that can help them quickly adapt and adjust.