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How You Can Eat Healthy During Thanksgiving

Healthy Thanksgiving Eating

Planning your Thanksgiving menu? Here are some tips from Athletic Muscle Building on staying healthy during the feast.

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Fight Road Trip Fatigue Like A Pro With These 3 Tips

3 Keys To Combat Road Trip Fatigue

If you play on or coach a team that drives out of town for games, chances are you have experienced what I like to call “Road Trip Fatigue”.

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3 Ways Team Sports Can Improve Social Skills

3 Ways Team Sports Can Improve Social Skills

Parents and teachers should be very aware of how important regular exercise is for a child’s physical development. We’ve previously discussed some of the benefits of getting your child involved in youth sports. For many though, it can be quite a surprise to learn how useful exercise, especially team games, can be at helping a child to develop social skills. …

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12 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Soccer Camp

Kids and Coaches at Challenger Soccer Camp

In addition to helping develop your child’s skills and understanding of the game, soccer camps are extremely valuable for young players to develop socially.

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7 Questions Every Preseason Meeting Must Answer

Jurgen Klinsmann takes time to answer questions

Coaches should always have a preseason meeting with players, assistants, and parents present. A team’s preseason meeting is important for all involved.

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Are Bad Parents Driving Good Coaches Away?

A bad sports parent gets in the face of a referee

As a coach, I have personally seen situations where  parents are undermining and down right hostile toward good coaches. This is not to say this is always the case, and indeed, I’ve seen situations where parents are too supportive of bad coaches. Has the problem of bad parents driving good coaches away become an epidemic?

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Iron Deficiency, Anemia, and Athletic Performance

Iron difficiency, anemia, and athletic performance

Anemia is a blood disorder most often caused by lack of iron in the blood. Anemia due to iron deficiency is more common in women. In fact, if you’ve coached girls or women in the United States, you’ve probably coached someone with anemia as rates in women are as high as 12%.

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How Important is Sleep for Athletic Performance?

The Importance of Sleep for Athletic Performance

It’s easy to say sleep is crucial in the restorative process, but sleep seems to be the first thing to suffer with athletes as they struggle with their need to combine training with other duties like studying or working.

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7 Reasons To Get Your Child Involved In Sports

7 Reasons To Get Your Child Involved in Sports

Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle Making exercise a part of your child’s life teaches your child the importance of fitness.

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10 Tips For Parents of Youth Athletes

10 Tips For Parents of Youth Athletes

Coaches: here is a good piece of information to keep handy to remind parents (and in some cases ourselves).

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