Youth Sports Blog Roundup for October 3rd, 2012


Below you will find a few of our favorite blog posts that are related to youth sports, youth sports coaching and sports parenting from the past few weeks. Please feel free to visit each and we hope you find them as helpful as we do!

Nutritional Tips for Youth Athletes

This month’s blog is dedicated to sports nutrition for your child. With the hot summer weather, it is even more important to eat right and drink a lot of fluids. Read on for nutritional suggestions for your child.

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What do you do when you have an unsafe coach in your gym?

This is a more difficult question than it may seem on the surface. You obviously need to deal with the situation before someone gets hurt. Sometimes you are out in gym in the middle of your own group of gymnasts and cannot get away. Deal with this as soon as you can.

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Thoughts on “Throwing Like a Girl”

According to a recent report published in The Washington Post, males are more likely to throw overhand farther and with greater speed than females.  This news arrived during the same week that Erin Dimeglio made history as the first high school female quarterback in the state of Florida.  She seems to have managed to throw well enough overhand to have been drafted into that key position by her coach.

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How to get every player playing every week

One of the experiments I’ve been trying at my club is to run extra teams who play friendly matches. This is so that players who have been substitutes the previous week get a full run-out the following weekend.

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If Only I Could PITCH Harder

Working with several fast pitch pitchers from the age of 10 to 15, the desire to pitch harder is always one of the first things that girls starting out are concerned with.   

You watch college softball, and after every pitch, you see the MPH in the bottom right hand corner of the screen and wish that you could throw a consistent 60 to 70mph, right?  You assume as a pitcher that if your velocity is increased, your strike out rate will increase along with it.

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Don’t Put the Mountain Before the Rock

Last week our focus here at the SoccerFIT Academy was structured around the mountain and the rock. Too many of our players tend to focus on the mountainous task in front of them. They focus on the outcome (winning the game, beating a record, the celebration, the what if…), and along the way they forget to do the little things that are going to get them to this point.

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