How Much Is Too Much? Working Through Injury
Mimi Fhirma, a tennis player at St. Louis Park HS, shares her story on dealing with injury to help others.
Nutrition: Water Is The Best Drink For Youth Athletes
Print this simple reminder on why water is great for youth athletes and how to help them hydrate properly.
PCA Advisory Board Member Marcia McDermott shares the strategies she uses to help athletes learn leadership.
AYSO expert: choosing the level of play should depend on the player's readiness, not the parents' desires
AYSO expert: Coaches should involve players' parents from the start and communicate clearly and consistently
Injured Players Making The Cuts
Parents, coaches and players must consider how injuries influence tryouts and decisions about player cuts.
An Argument Against Early Sport Specialization
Research shows specializing AFTER puberty leads to more consistent performance and fewer injuries.
Emergency Action Plan
Use there pre-determined steps for coaches to take in case of an injury or emergency at your sporting event.
First Aid Kit Items
Injuries happen, so be prepared with an organized and stocked first aid kit. A sample item list found here.
5-Step Routine To Help Prevent ACL Injuries
Follow this program of simple exercises to decrease the likelihood of a knee injury.
How To Prevent Shoulder Overuse Syndrome With 5 Exercises
Protect your “shoulders for life” with these easy injury prevention tips and exercises.
Pulling Your Team From Competition For Player Safety
Pulling your team from a game should be a last resort option only, when other approaches are exhausted.
Guilt Over Hurting Opponent
Guidance from a PCA expert on how to help your players get over the guilt of hurting an opponent.