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About TrueSport

TrueSport®, a movement powered by the experience and values of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, champions the positive values and life lessons learned through youth sport. TrueSport inspires athletes, coaches, parents, and administrators to change the culture of youth sport through active engagement and thoughtful curriculum based on cornerstone lessons of sportsmanship, character-building, and clean and healthy performance, while also creating leaders across communities through sport. 

 

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Featured Articles:

 

April 2020:

 

Man holding basketball

6 Ways Parents Can Help Their Athlete

Resolve a Coach-Athlete Conflict

 

Coach and Athletes Huddle

3 Coaching Strategies to Manage Ongoing

Rivalries

 

Assorted Vegetables

Nutritional Serving Sizes: What you Need

to Know

 

March 2020:

 

Person riding bike

Keeping Kids Active and Healthy During 

Quarantine

 

Track Image

3 Reasons Why Your Athlete Needs Healthy

Boundaries

 

Water Pouring Image

Pre-Workout Fueling

 

Granola Bars on Serving Dish

Post-Workout Fueling

 

February 2020:

 

Athletes Running Silhouetted

5 Things to Avoid When Cultivating Grit

 

Box of Tissues, Ceramic Mug, Glasses

How to Boost Your Athletes Immunity This

Flu Season 

 

Athletes in Huddle

How to Persevere as a Team

 

January 2020:

 

Empty Notebook next to laptop and pen

5 Facts You Need to Know About 

Corticosteroids v. Anabolic Steroids

 

Picture of Salad

7 Easy Vegetarian Meals for Your Athlete

 

Woman with head in hands.

Should I Be Worried About My Kid Doping?

 

December 2019:

 

To Do List

How to Create Strong Habits to Help 

Your Athlete Achieve Goals

 

People running marathon

Pivoting for the Goal: How to Help Athletes

Through Mid-Season Adjustments

 

Soccer players laying on field

Role Modeling for Young Athletes:

What Not to Do

 

August 2019:

 

TrueSport - Parent Self Care Tips

5 Practical Self-Care Tips for Youth Athletes

 

True Sport - Coach Mental Wellness

How to Talk About Mental Wellness With Your Athletes

 

TrueSport - Trending One Kid Isn't Winning

How to Celebrate Wins, When One Kid Isn't Winning

 

July 2019:

 

True Sport

Strengthen Your Athletes Decision Making

 

Having Confidence in Tough Situations

Help Athletes Be Confident In Tough Situations

 

June 2019:

 

Coaches Hydration Plan

5 Reasons Why Your Athletes Need

a Hydration Plan

 

Athletes Who Don't Like Water

How to Hydrate Your Athlete If

They Don't Like Water

 

Multi-Sport Camps

7 Reasons to Invest in a Multi-Sport

Camp

 

May 2019:

 

Paper Airplane Graphic

How to Help Athletes Navigate

Between Sport Seasons

 

Take a Lap Image

Take a Lap: Alternatives to Exercise

as Punishment in Youth Sports

 

Youth Sports Image

How Youth Sports Can Lead to a 

Better Job Later in Life

 

April 2019:

 

Vaping Image

What you Need to Know About

E-Cigarettes and Vaping

 

Track Image

Clean and Healthy Competition:

Why it Matters

 

Supplment Image

4 Myths Parents Need to Know About

Supplements


March 2019:


Child Swimming Image

Summer Nutrition Tips for Youth and Teen Athletes

Athlete leaning over bench image

Sport Performance Anxiety in Youth Sports

Carrots Image

Tips for Fueling Vegetarian Teen Athletes

February 2019:

"You got this"

Grit: How to Get Back Up After Failure

Referee Pointing

Bad Call: The Best Ways for Coaches and Parents to Respond to Bad Calls

Athletes with arms around one another

Setting the Stage: 5 Pre-Game Activities to Boost Sportsmanship


January 2019:

Girls at table

How to Teach Accountability in a Positive Way

Team huddle

How to Get Back in the Game with a Stronger

Image of coach looking at field

The Importance of Accountable Sports Parents Team Mindset