Resources, articles and podcasts for parents of athletes covering sports specialization, expert insights on training and injury prevention, and healthy eating.
The Fit Mom’s Maternity + Baby Essentials List
As a brand new mom, I can’t take credit for this list. Instead, I want to thank some of the amazing moms in my life who all contributed advice and
Finding the Balance: Running + Parenting
Written by 2019 DBR Ambassador Brittney Tracey “How long are you going to be? Will we still have time to practice pitching?” are the words I hear from my 11-
Stanford psychology expert: These are the top 3 things kids need—but most parents fail to provide
Distractions satisfy deficiencies, explains Nir Eyal, a Stanford psychology professor. So when kids aren’t given the nutrients that their brain needs, they are
Resistance Training for Youth: Part I
This series will analyze current evidence for training the general youth populations as well as for those who already consider themselves athletes. We will give a historical perspective on the…
How to help kids fall in love with the outdoors
You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Tech also doesn’t have…
Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn’t Helping.
Something is missing with many study methods.
How to Make Sure Kids Have a Healthy Relationship with Food
What we teach our kids about nutrition can impact them for the rest of their lives
Youth Sports Have Gotten Too Crazy. They Should Relax.
Kids are walking away from the action early—the solution may be turning down the volume.
‘These kids are ticking time bombs’: threat of youth basketball
ESPN explores the dangers of youth basketball — and how the culture of perpetual competition is jeopardizing the futures of the very stars it hopes to create.
Opinion | You Don’t Want a Child Prodigy
What ‘Roger’ dads do better than Tiger moms ever will.
Want Your Kid to Play Pro Soccer? Sign Her Up for Basketball
Elite athletes are specializing in their sports earlier and earlier, but some sports medicine experts say that won’t help you make it to the pros.
Sports Specialization: Striking the balance between performance and injury prevention
This article will discuss sports specialization, the risks of early sports specialization, and how early versus late influences performance.
Little Bellas | Mentoring on Mountain Bikes
Little Bellas is a mountain bike organization for girls ages 7 to 16 whose goal is to help young women realize their potential through cycling.
Parenting a skier or snowboarder
Parenting resources from US Ski and Snowboard.
How to Start a Juniors Program
A detailed look at how to build a youth cycling program from USA Cycling.
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA)
NICA develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States.
What Should You Do When Your Kid Wants to Quit Sports?
Tips for dealing with young athletes who want to drop out.
Early sports specialization is eroding youth sports
Fear, greed, broken dreams: How early sports specialization is eroding youth sports
Children should not stop playing sports before exams
Parents should not stop children playing sport in the run up to exams because it has no impact on results, a new study suggests.