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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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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.

February 12, 2019

The Uniqueness of Volleyball

This article should be explained to (and understood by) all parents, as volleyball is known as a sport that is not a “parent-pleaser.”

February 11, 2019

Support Your Child’s Commitment to the Team

Parents often look to sports to teach athletes the value of sticking with a task or job even when it gets difficult. But what if your child comes home and says "I want to quit"?

February 10, 2019

The Importance of Accountable Sports Parents

Studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete's involvement and achievement in sport even more than coaches.

February 4, 2019

Build a Better Breakfast for Optimal Performance

A balanced breakfast rich in carbohydrates and proteins regulates appetite and helps you feel satisfied, putting you on track to reach your fueling and nutrition goals.

January 16, 2019

Tips For Fueling Vegetarian Teen Athletes

Being a vegetarian and also being a competitive athlete is becoming far more common, even at sport's highest levels.

January 9, 2019

Volleyball Should Be a Game Before It Becomes a Sport

Lessons learned from this year's USOC American Development Model Summit

January 1, 2019

How to Win Against Bullying

Coaches are one of the biggest influence in athletes' lives, and in many ways putting a stop to bullying behavior begins and ends with the coach.

December 12, 2018

Beach Volleyball Basics

Beach volleyball is a great game that can help you accomplish your goals of becoming a top athlete. The doubles game can also be played on the grass, using the same portable net systems and rules.

December 4, 2018

Grit: How to Get Back Up After Failure

Failures are guaranteed in life and in sport, but often times, the way coaches and parents respond to failure will make a big difference.

November 25, 2018

The Coach-Parent Dynamic

Coaches and parents can work together for a great experience. It just takes communication and understanding.

November 20, 2018

Should Kids Set New Year’s Resolutions?

Goal-setting, especially as part of your family, can help teach positive lessons, so why not try resolutions?

November 7, 2018

Five Reasons Why Energy Drinks Are Not the Answer

It's easy to see why a player might think energy drinks are the answer to get them through those long days of schools and practice. In reality, they can cause serious harm.

October 22, 2018

Teaching Respect for Officials

Most people recognize that being an official is a difficult, and often thankless job. Why do we sometimes make the job harder for them?

October 16, 2018

Spot the Warning Signs of Bullying

Volleyball is a great environment for learning teamwork, developing confidence and building character, but unfortunately it is not an environment immune to bullying.

October 2, 2018

TrueSport: Is Your Athlete Ready To Return?

If you are a coach of an injured athletes, here are tips for keeping recovery on track.

September 25, 2018

Playing Time, Schmaying Time

Whether you’re the star of the team or the last player off the bench, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about – or maybe even stewing over – your minutes on the court.