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March 22, 2017

Baseball coaches accused of beaning hitters at practice

A pair of Tennessee high school baseball coaches are under investigation after they were accused of intentionally hitting batters with pitches during one of the team's practices. The coaches at Two Hardin Valley Academy have been placed on paid ...


March 21, 2017

Auriemma: ‘If your body language is bad, you’ll never get in the game’

Video from a Geno Auriemma press conference during last year's NCAA women's Final Four is getting a lot of attention this week, and it's worth revisiting given its strong message to young athletes. Auriemma, who has led UConn to 109 straight wins ...


March 20, 2017

Examining a young athlete’s chances of playing pro basketball

Parents might think their child has a great shot to make the pros, but statistics suggest otherwise. Figures from the NCAA show just how few players make it to the NBA. During the 2015-16 school year, there were 546,428 high school boys basket...


March 14, 2017

New survey finds athletes specializing at a younger age

A new survey conducted by the Rothman Institute has found that today's high school athletes began specializing in a single sport much earlier than those who came before them. Sport specialization has been linked to increasing injury rates, most re...


March 13, 2017

Study: Specialization before age 12 increases risk of injury

A study conducted by Emory Sports Medicine recommends that young athletes should not specialize in sports before age 12, train more hours per week then their age, and should limit training to less than 16 hours per week to avoid injury. Physician ...


March 13, 2017

Louder than words

Why visual demonstrations, body language matters to athletes It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. This concept is relevant in coaching, especially as it relates to young athletes. Players respond differently to instruction, cues and fee...


March 7, 2017

Arizona could allow year-round access by high school coaches

Arizona's athletic association this week will vote whether to ease restrictions on access for high school coaches, allowing them year-round interaction with student-athletes. The move is reportedly an effort to curb influence by club coaches and ...


March 6, 2017

Non-traditional approaches offer new era of strength training

For 26 years, Ethan Banning has trained scores of athletes at all skill levels. He's watched high school athletes earn scholarships, college students reach the pros, and he even helped Boston Red Sox infielder Pablo Sandoval lose 38 pounds before the...


March 3, 2017

Appreciate talent, but praise effort

Michael Jordan once said, “I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is wh...


March 2, 2017

Utah advancing bill that would change state athletic association

Utah's legislature is moving a bill that would take some power away from the state's athletic association and create more transparency from the organization. The bill (HB 413) passed through the House Education committee on Wednesday, despite obje...