6 Simple Reasons Why Athletes Fail to Meet Their Goals

Nutrition, Sports Psychology & Fitness Articles

6 Simple Reasons Why Athletes Fail to Meet Their Goals

By TrueSport
If your young athlete tends to lose focus partway through a season or fails to achieve their goals by the end of the season, they aren’t alone. Setting and achieving suitable goals isn’t an easy task, especially for kids who are also dealing with the expectations of the adults around them.

Dairy Alternatives: Are Your Athletes Getting Nutrients?

By TrueSport
If your athletes are sipping on chocolate soy milk or splashing almond milk into their cereal before meets, you might be surprised to learn that these popular dairy alternatives are missing some key nutrients that are typically found in the more classic dairy options.

How and Why to Teach Mindfulness to Young Athletes

By TrueSport
As a coach or parent, you may have heard that mindfulness or meditation has been shown to be a highly effective, free tool for calming nerves and decreasing stress levels. Much has been reported in recent years on how important mindfulness can be to the mental health of children as well.

Healthy Snacking Habits at Home

By TrueSport
This season, your kids (and likely you as a parent) are in the house more than ever thanks to revised school schedules, canceled sports seasons, and limited social interactions. If you’re concerned about your child’s snacking habits, or hoping to avoid food boredom as the months of life-at-home wear on, keep reading for some important nutritional tips around snacking at home.

How to Raise Upstanders (Instead of Bystanders)

By TrueSport
As young athletes navigate through adolescence, they may run into situations that challenge their moral compass. Whether your athlete is faced with an ethical dilemma in school, in sport, or in the community, doing the right thing is important – no matter who is watching.

Trauma-Informed Approach: What Drives Bullying Behaviors?

By TrueSport
When it comes to dealing with misbehavior on your team, it can be tempting to label kids as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and ‘bullies’ or ‘victims.’ But rarely is real life that simple, and more often than not, bullying behaviors are driven by a need that a child has that’s not being met.

Top 5 Foods to Boost Your Athlete’s Mood

By TrueSport
If your young athletes seem moody, there are hundreds of potential causes, from stress at school to pre-game nerves to a fight with a friend. One way to help boost your athlete’s mood naturally—no supplements required—is through diet.

7 Best Go-To Foods to Bring on the Road

By TrueSport
When you’re constantly on the road with your young athlete, going between school, practice, games, and other activities, you’ve likely dealt with a hungry, irritable child in the backseat. Unfortunately, stopping for fast food along the way can be expensive and unhealthy, which isn’t good for busy athletes who depend on nutritious foods for recovery.

Top Nutrition Tips to Help Heal a Sports Injury

By TrueSport
When your athlete is recovering from a sports injury that’s keeping them from taking part in practice and play, proper nutrition becomes more critical than ever. Eating well during this time can speed up healing and a return to play, while overindulging in junk food can actually set recovery back.

How to Implement Intrinsic Foot Strengthening for Young Athletes

By TrueSport
You’ve likely never considered adding ‘stronger feet’ to your list of what makes an athlete great. “We talk a lot about how important it is for a young athlete to be strong,” says Dr. Michele LaBotz, TrueSport Expert and sports medicine physician. “But we almost always ignore feet.”