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How Low Cost Clubs Operate

Three clubs out of Kansas City operate with most of their fees under $1,000, sometimes well under. Here's how clubs can lower costs while still providing an excellent athlete experience.

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January 1, 2020

SafeSport for 17- and 18-year-olds

Any junior player 18 years of age or older must take SafeSport training, but 17-year-olds will benefit greatly from it, too.

October 29, 2019

Lights Out: Sleep is Key to Optimal Performance

Good, consistent sleep is crucial for an athlete's recovery. Here's a few tips on how to catch all those important Zs!

October 10, 2019

What To Do When Your Child Wants to Take a Break

It's easy to start panicking when your child asks to try something different, but working with them will help them come back happier.

October 5, 2019

Strength and Conditioning in Volleyball

In this CAP II article, volleyball coach and certified fitness trainer Dolores Gurule' de Duran talks about the importance of strength and conditioning for players.

October 1, 2019

Recipes for Performance: Fruit Smoothie

Fruit smoothies pack in carbohydrates and between 15g and 20g of protein per 16-oz serving, which are critical for sport performance. Check out TrueSport's recipe.

August 10, 2019

Hydrate for Peak Court Performance

Hydration is individual; what works for one athlete may not be appropriate for another. Use these recommendations as a starting point and adjust to develop your individual hydration plan.

June 16, 2019

One Size Does NOT Fit All

Misguided views on how female volleyball players should look and what they should weigh are an ongoing problem in our sport.

June 4, 2019

Five Ways to Hone Skills Over the Summer

Summer is a great time for athletes to unwind from a long season, but it’s also an opportunity for them to improve their games in a relaxed environment. You can help foster that improvement by following these suggestions.

June 3, 2019

TrueSport: Seven Things to Avoid When it Comes to Raising Good Decision Makers

Young athletes need to develop their decision-making skills, and actions by their parents can both help and hurt that development. Here are seven common mistakes adults make when it comes to raising a good decision-maker.

June 1, 2019

What’s the Buzz on Caffeine?

The popular pick-me-up can enhance performance, but it’s important to be aware of the potential side effects.

May 31, 2019

A Guide to Seasonal Eating

Eating with the season means you are more likely to get the freshest and most nutritious items.

May 10, 2019

Helping Create Sportsmanship in the Stands

Club directors and coaches often have to deal with bad behavior in the stands. You can help defuse that behavior by sharing these tips with club parents.

May 1, 2019

Up in Smoke: The Dangers of Vaping

Vaping is thought to be safer than smoking cigarettes, but it is actually harmful to a young athlete's training and long-term health.

April 24, 2019

How Youth Sports Can Lead to a Better Job Later in Life

Highlights from a 2014 study that examined how participation in high school sports correlated with a person's behaviors and accomplishments later in life.

April 18, 2019

Recognizing Effort Can Keep Your Child in the Game

It's easy as a parent to focus on results. But for well-rounded, lifelong athletes, a focus on recognizing effort rather than results can yield more benefits.

April 15, 2019

Eating to Win: Pre-match Fueling

Eating before a match is an important part of being a successful athlete. No matter if a match is over in three sets or goes five sets, here are some fueling tips to make sure your body is ready to keep playing through the end.

April 4, 2019

Foods That Heal

With the right nutrients in your diet, you can lower the risk of injury and recover more quickly if you do get hurt.

April 4, 2019

Helping Your Multisport Athlete Navigate Seasons

Playing more than one sport is great for an athlete's well-being. Here's how you can be a supportive coach as they transition between sports.

March 18, 2019

Four Myths You Should Know About Supplements

Dietary supplements are omnipresent in sports, but be cautious before buying.

March 12, 2019

Ironing Out Nutrition: Building an Iron-Rich Diet for Top Performance

The body needs iron for growth, development, cellular functioning and to make certain hormones and connective tissue. Making sure your diet includes iron-rich foods is particularly important for athletes.

March 6, 2019

Tips For Helping Athletes Overcome Sports Anxiety

For many kids, sports provide their first taste of anxiety: the stress of serving at game point or making that all-important dig.