Sleep has a profound effect on the health and wellbeing of us all. While the focus of Team Elite Cares is education pertaining to youth athletics, the information below pertains to all of us…. parents, coaches, and kids. Sleep and nutrition could arguably be the two mo...

Coaches and athletes are in constant search for a “leg up” on the competition. Let’s face it, every little advantage counts when it comes to equipment, training, nutrition, mental preparation, and recovery. Optimizing human performance is ever evolving as research expl...

Recognizing fatigue in our youth athletic population can be difficult. Many are unaware that there are four types of fatigue which manifest in different physical and emotional ways. Furthermore, it is up to coaches and parents to assist our youth athletes with various...

As promised in my previous article, Injury Versus Normal Soreness: How to Differentiate Between the Two, this week we discuss the importance of a quality, well-planned, and well-executed warm-up. More often than I would like to admit, I see professional, collegiate, an...

Has your child or kids you coach ever experienced soreness following a workout, practice, or a game? Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish between harmless muscle soreness, the onset of a new injury, or exacerbation of an old one. Here are seven tips to help you...

     

As kids approach the age and level where they are working with higher-level sport coaches, parents are faced with a number of decisions and as a result, a number of questions. One question that I am routinely asked is whether working with a strength and...

If you are looking to sign your son or daughter up for soccer, basketball, softball, or any other sport, it’s imperative to have a pre-participation physical prior to the first day of try-outs or practice.  Even if the organization does not require one (they should), p...

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February 3, 2018

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