It exists in any data set that tracks growth or performance of youngsters. The question is not, is it there? The question is what to do about it?
Does inclusion trump fairness? How we answer that question will determine what sport looks like for a long time to come.
Dropout is a phenomenon in youth sports. Burnout is a psychosomatic condition that can occur later in an athlete's career.
Being able to identify early- and late-maturing athletes gives coaches one more tool they can use to understand the demographic forces at work in their…
The age/performance curve shows why many elite athletes never reach their genetic potential. This article discusses ways coaches and NGBs can help more…
"An ethical man knows what to do. A moral man does it." Youth sport is an ethical reasoning laboratory that we really should take advantage of more…
"Knowledge that changes behavior loses its relevance. Knowledge that does not change behavior is useless."
Rising costs that make youth sports an upper middle class activity are bad socially and hurt sport performance overall
Understanding these demographic metrics can open new areas of analysis for sport governing bodies
The Games are much more than a simple medal count. A sensible scoring system could add a new layer of excitement to the quadrennial spectacle. In this…
Applying the Anna Karenina Principle to sport development
Many countries are spinning their wheels when it come to capitalizing on their sport talent