Relative Age Effect can lead to blind spot in talent identification

In sport across the globe there is an increasing pressure on coaches to be able to identify talent at an...

Sport plays vital role in tackling childhood obesity

It is widely accepted that childhood obesity is becoming an increasingly serious issue across the globe and one that has...

Young players just want to have fun

There can be no doubt that there is a wide range of benefits for children taking part in organised sport....

Dropout in youth Sport

The term “dropout” is used quite frequently in relation to youth sports. It is a word that brings to mind...

When Parents become too pushy in Sport

“If I didn’t practice well my dad made me run home behind the car”, Richard Krajicek As everyone knows, parents...

Athlete footwear – “These boots were made for walking” – but surely not for injury?

As we have covered previously, accidents such as knee injuries can be detrimental to an athlete’s long-term performance. Ligament tears,...

At What Age should Children Specialise in Sport?

Following on from my blog on talent identification in sport, a comparable topic that has many similarities is the idea...

Finding a Future Star

“Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.” – Cicero (106...

Exercise Boosts Kids’ Brains

Ask a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!”...

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What Young Baseball Pitchers Don’t Know Will Hurt Them

What we don’t know can hurt us.  Those words are true across much of sports, but especially when dealing with...

Keeping Young Athletes Motivated Using Achievement Goal Theory

For many elite team coaches, the greater challenge in developing top young athletes is not improving the ones on your...

How To Prevent Overuse Injuries In Youth Sports

Most parents and coaches have heard of the growing problem of overuse injuries in youth sports but few are probably...