Young athletes face tough transitions on a regular basis. Whether it’s something big, like a move to a new school, or just the start of a season with a new coach, these transitions can be significant sources of anxiety. But, there are ways to navigate these challenging times.
Junior volleyball athletes from across the United States will get the chance to improve their skills at USA Volleyball’s National Team Development Program (NTDP) National Beach and Indoor Winter Training Series on Dec. 27-30 in California.
And it might come as a surprise, but the brain uses around 20 percent of the body’s energy, making it the hungriest organ. Fuel it appropriately, and your young athlete will be able to think fast and stay sharp in school and on the field.
Hazing is not uncommon as a way to “initiate” new players to a team. These acts are humiliating, intimidating, demeaning and dangerous. Here are signs of hazing that you should watch out for and ways you can help your athlete should they be hazed by teammates.
Southern California has turned into a beach volleyball haven in part due to a climate that allows for year-round practice on deep-sand beaches. Here’s what you can expect from the weather when you’re hitting the SoCal beaches.