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The 3 Best Supplements for Young Athletes to Improve Performance

Should young athletes take supplements? As young athletes grow they require building blocks to support strong, lean, and powerful bodies and also vitamins and minerals to grow. Unfortunately, the average youth diet is often unbalanced and deficient in nutrient-rich foods. Therefore, many parents bombarded with performance enhancing supplements ads that claim to build strength and…
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Multi-Sport Athletes vs. Single-Sport Athletes: What Is Better?

Should children specialize in more than one sport? There is no easy answer to the question, “are multi-sport athletes better than single sport athletes?” Since there are many different opinions out there on the issue and every athlete is different; the simple answer is – it depends. When exploring sports and activities for your family,…
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5 Tips to Support Your Kids in Sports

There is often a fine line for parents between encouraging and supporting their children in sports and having extreme, sometimes unrealistic, expectations. Here are five tips from K.C. Wilder, Ph.D., - a former college cycling All-American, two-time national masters short track cycling champion, and professional cyclist, certified sports trainer and sports psychologist - for parents,…
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5 Great Gymnastics Books for Kids and Teens

Sometimes all it takes is a good book to change your perspective.  After reading it, you feel empowered, renewed, and motivated. Check out these gymnastics-themed titles for kids and teens (and their gymnastics-loving parents). These books will be a great gift for a young athlete! Enjoy! 1. Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci.…
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