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Each sport—STACK currently follows 17—requires a specific combination of Strength, Speed, Conditioning, Flexibility and Skills, so each demands a unique approach to training. A workout to improve baseball speed is different from one for basketball speed. To improve your performance, complete all workout plans and follow diet and hydration advice, all tailored to enhance the performance attributes demanded by your sport. Sport-specific training and nutrition advice comes from the top coaches and elite athletes.

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Build Athletes First, Baseball Players Second: A Case Against Early Specialization

Early sports specialization is bigger than ever. Gone are the days where almost every kid played two, three or even four different sports throughou...

The 9 Craziest Plays From College Football Week 1

College football is back. LSU and Virginia Tech scored big victories, Penn State nearly fell to Appalachian State, and Alabama looked as domina...

Why Locking Kids Into Just One Position Goes Against The Goal of Youth Sports

"My son's a shortstop." "My daughter's a striker." "My kid's a point guard." All too often, sports parents approach the coach with these type...

How to Run an Effective Youth Soccer Practice

So, you've found yourself in charge of a youth soccer team. First, congratulations! You have the opportunity to grow the sport and make a positive ...

Donovan Mitchell Reveals How His Listening Skills Set Him Apart as a Youth Athlete

Donovan Mitchell is proving himself to be an excellent role model for young athletes. The Utah Jazz shooting guard is coming off a spectacular rook...

Playing Two Sports in the Same Season? Here's Why It's a Risky Decision

We love multi-sport athletes here at STACK. Why? The same reason college coaches prefer recruiting them—in general, multi-sport athletes tend ...

5 Reasons College Coaches Love to Recruit Multi-Sport Athletes

"Do you prefer recruiting multi-sport athletes or single-sport athletes?" It's one of my favorite questions to ask college coaches. Overwhelmingly,...

USWNT Star Christen Press on the Biggest Problem With American Youth Soccer

Stress and youth sports just don't mix. The No. 1 priority of youth sports should be for the kids to have fun. We want our kids to be active and le...

How to Raise Money for Your Youth Sports Teams Without Annoying Your Friends (Again)

Raising funds for your youth sports team can be a real drag. No one likes to bother friends and family, begging them to basically donate money und...

9 Disgusting Things Athletes Have Tried to Get a Performance Edge

Some people will do anything to win—including really gross things. Even if you set aside obviously gross and illicit behaviors, like using drugs...

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