Lessons Learned After One Year of COVID-19

Nutrition, Sports Psychology & Fitness Articles

Lessons Learned After One Year of COVID-19

By TrueSport
It’s been a full year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, forcing coaches, parents, and athletes to change how they viewed team sports. Entire seasons, including practices and competitions, were canceled, and for many, the future of youth sport is still uncertain.

How to Help Athletes Have Difficult Conversations

By TrueSport
Whether you’re a child or an adult, a coach or a parent, a teammate or a team leader, difficult conversations are never easy. Having frank discussions that feel confrontational can be intimidating and emotionally taxing at any age, but fortunately, there are ways to improve your athlete’s ability to handle difficult conversations with teammates, coaches, and parents.

Nutrition Myths – Diet Trends

By TrueSport
When it comes to diet trends, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. One minute, juicing is the latest and greatest, and the next time you pick up a magazine, there’s a whole new food group to avoid. It can be easy for adults and young athletes alike to assume that the diet trend of the moment is a good idea. But of course, we know that the best diet is a healthy, balanced, sustainable one—and that rarely are trends healthy in the long term.

Avoiding Assumptions: How to Minimize Conflict Arising from Assumptions

By TrueSport
We all make assumptions throughout the day—it’s part of human nature. But young athletes sometimes make judgements based on assumptions that may or may not be true, and these misguided assumptions can hurt a team’s dynamic.

Video: How Confidence is Lost and Found

Your child’s swagger is based on specific beliefs. You can help build self-confidence if you’re reinforcing real progress. All praise should be specific, pointing out a behavior you truly believe is worthy of reinforcing. It’s important not to make up stuff.

Regulating Anger On and Off the Field

When it comes to youth sports, we’ve all seen the shocking videos of parents letting their emotions fuel violent outbursts against other parents, coaches, and even young officials. But what if that angry outburst comes from one of the athletes on the field? How would you as a coach or parent help your athlete manage that outrage?

Is Organic Worth It: 7 Things to Know About Buying Organic

If you’ve been wondering if you should start feeding your growing athlete an organic diet, the answer isn’t a simple yes or no. There are certain reasons that an organic diet may be healthier, but eating more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins in general is perhaps even more important.

How to Fuel for Two-a-Day Practices

It’s no secret that many young athletes are over-extended, often playing on school and club teams in one or more sports, traveling for competitions, and squeezing in conditioning sessions. Two-a-day practices have become the norm for many athletes.

4 Quick Meals to Make After Sport Practice

Good news — research shows that kids who cook at home are more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Are Plant-Based Meats Created Equal?

By TrueSport
Plant-based meat products have become ultra-popular in recent years, with many of the standard fast food places now offering a vegan meat option. Thanks to brands like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, chains like Burger King and White Castle can cater towards a meatless audience. Unfortunately, not every plant-based patty is going to be a healthy substitute.