How to Choose Footwear for Youth Athletes

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How to Choose Footwear for Youth Athletes

By TrueSport
Choosing the right footwear for your athlete can be frustrating and confusing given the constant foot growth, the different shoes for different sports, and the huge variety of styles and price points.

7 Tips for Meal Prep to Fuel Young Athletes for the Week

By TrueSport
Meal prepping is a common recommendation for busy parents who want to provide healthy meals and make weeknights smoother, especially when there’s a young athlete with a packed schedule and a big appetite in the house.

When to Apply Heat and Cold for Recovery

By TrueSport
As a coach, you may have suggested icing a sore ankle or taking a hot bath after a grueling practice to alleviate aches and pains. But some of the age-old recommendations around ice and heat have been debunked.

Supplement Series Part Five: What supplements are safe to use?

By TrueSport
Have you evaluated your diet, met with a physician, and fine-tuned your training program only to find that you really do need to use a supplement? Now it’s time to decide which supplements might actually work and learn how to pick the lowest-risk product possible.

3 Areas Your Athlete’s Nutrition Might Be Slipping (PDF)

By David Benzel
Performance requires fuel. And our bodies are no different. Athletes, in particular, can’t afford to live on-the-edge when it comes to keeping their bodies charged and ready to go.

Why and How to Calculate Your Athlete’s Sweat Rate

By TrueSport
When it comes to proper hydration, calculating sweat rate is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your young athlete is drinking enough to stay hydrated during sport. And understanding sweat rate—how fast an athlete’s body is sweating out fluids—is important for both performance and safety.

Nutrition Myths – Fasting

By TrueSport
For young teenagers, diet culture is hard to avoid. Whether they hear about a new fad from friends or read about a new diet trend in a health magazine, there’s often pressure to have some kind of stance on food.

Hydration Tips for Competing in Higher Altitudes

By TrueSport
If your team has a hefty travel schedule and you regularly compete in cities that are more than 3,000 feet above sea level, you may be concerned about how to ensure your sea-level-dwelling athletes are prepared for the higher altitudes.

Supplement Series Part Four: What supplements should I avoid?

By TrueSport
Now that you know supplements are regulated post-market, you’re probably aware that all supplements are not created equal. Some are manufactured in safe environments with high quality control standards and then tested and certified by independent certification companies. But others are manufactured in ways that allow for both accidental and intentional contamination.

Video: The Art of Controlling Emotions

The idea of controlling emotions seems impossible to some athletes. They believe their feelings of anger or frustration are the direct result of the
events around them, and therefore out of their control.