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Game Day Nutrition Tips for High-Performance Baseball Players

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Game Day Nutrition Tips for High-Performance Baseball Players

What you eat on game day is a secret weapon for supercharged energy in baseball. It is important to have a proper meal before tournaments and eat healthy snacks between games to fuel the body. Here's a nutrition plan to help maintain a high-performance diet during long game days. Take your Pre-Game Meals Seriously Eating three to four hours before a match is a good approach to make sure your meals are properly digested. Lean proteins such as eggs, fish, chicken, beans, and raw vegetables are adequate foods to ensure athletes stay full and energized. Avoid high-fat items such as...

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Five Tips for Coaching Young Athletes

Five Tips for Coaching Young Athletes

Are you new to coaching? Coaching is a rewarding job because you have the power to help children perform at their best abilities. Here are five tips to help you become a better coach. 1. Be flexible and versatile Coaching kids is different than coaching elite professional athletes. The team should focus on building confidence and a long-term development through training. Focusing on winning causes children to stress quickly and become less self-aware of their teammates. Remember coaching is about adapting to your team needs in a competitive environment.  2. Have confidence in your leadership skills Technical knowledge will not...

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Start the 2017 Season Strong with These 4 Training Tips

Start the 2017 Season Strong with These 4 Training Tips

Spring is close and that means the start of baseball and softball season in certain parts of the country.   No matter the age or skill level of the player or team, spring training is the time to sharpen the basic fundamentals and set a positive tone for the season.  Getting off to a good, productive start is crucial. Enter into the pre-season with these tips. Offseason - Strength training can go a long way in preventing fatigue during training and games. Even young players can benefit from technique work, agility drills, and bodyweight exercises before practices even start. If you...

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Avoid youth burnout (and overuse injuries) by being a multi-sport athlete

Avoid youth burnout (and overuse injuries) by being a multi-sport athlete

Youth burnout is becoming a prominent issue as children are specializing in sports and even individual positions at earlier ages. "Burnout" is when an athlete develops emotional and/or physical fatigue towards a sport from one or a combination of reasons, including too much time spent on one activity or not enough time off. Specializing in a sport in elementary school also can lead to overuse injuries later on in middle and high school. There are many benefits to having children participate in more than one sport.  Build athleticism. Before specialization, develop both sides of the body and improve flexibility and coordination. Children should participate in a variety of activities as well as rotate positions on the baseball...

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Valuable Tips for Baseball Safety and Equipment

Valuable Tips for Baseball Safety and Equipment

Baseball is one of the most played sports in America but choosing your equipment can be daunting. Here are some beginning tips to help you follow safety guidelines and have the proper equipment before joining a team.      1. Picking the proper baseball bat Choosing the right bat is all about the right length! These factors are important to be able to control the swing and speed of the bat. Below are some tips to help you choose the right bat. Children who weigh below 60 pounds should not swing a bat larger than 29 inches. Children who weigh...

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