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  • Q&A with Allison Maurer

    University of Tennessee Sports Dietitian Allison Maurer has some great advice for performance athletes as to what they should eat and drink during the season.

  • Q&A with Steve and Lorri Zeller

    Steve and Lorri Zeller raised three sons that not only excelled at the sport of basketball, but all three made it to the NBA. They spoke with us about parenting talented children and how they kept the Zeller sons grounded.

  • What Should Young Athletes Drink?

    When you practice, play, run, work out, or lift weights, you sweat. You need hydration. Is water enough? Or is drinking Gatorade essential to your fluid replenishment? Let’s look at what some experts in the field of athletic nutrition think in regards to how athletes should rehydrate.

  • Does Height Still Matter in Basketball?

    The old theory is that no matter how old you are, if you are considerably taller than the other athletes your age, you’ll probably do well at basketball. If you see a middle school student taller than six feet, it’s considered a crying shame if that person isn’t playing on the school basketball team. This theory still holds true to some degree, but there’s an important factor to size in the game of basketball: while it’s good to be tall, it’s much better to be tall with skills.

  • Why Kids Quit Sports: Reversing the Trend

    A 2004 study done by the Youth Sports Institute at Michigan State listed some of the reasons why kids are quitting sports. Let’s look at four of the reasons, and discuss some ways we may be able to reverse the trend.