Strengthening Young Athletes’ Minds and Bodies for Success On and Off the Field

Strengthening Young Athletes’ Minds and Bodies for Success On and Off the Field

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Hi! I’m KRISTEN GOSTOMSKI—sports performance coach, researcher, writer, functional nutrition coach, and youth sports development and injury prevention consultant. For more than two decades, I have studied the science of sports performance and have learned and collaborated with some of the most trusted college, professional, and youth strength coaches in the industry.  Read More

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How to Develop Speed & Agility for Youth Athletes


Speed and agility are essential for success in almost every sport, yet few parents, coaches, or athletes understand how to

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Free Play and Pick-Up Games are 
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Studies indicate, and parents can verify, that the creativity of free play—without interference from adults—helps kids learn leadership skills, conflict

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The Risks of Early Specialization in One Sport

Specialization is defined as intense year-round training in one sport while excluding others. Studies as well as observations from coaches

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