Youth Athlete Development


Youth Athlete Development


Proper Hydration Is Essential For Effective Athletic Performance

Concussion: Not Just a Football Injury

Early Specialization in Youth Sports Can Increase Risk for Overuse Injuries

Sleep Your Way to Success

My Knees are at Risk…Because I’m a Girl


NYSHSI Partner Spotlight – US Center for Coaching Excellence

NYSHSI Youth Sports Organization Pledge

fitSports Help Your Players Cope with Sports-Induced Stress

fitSports An Athlete’s Guide to Recharging Your Body and Brain

fitSports Screen Time and Your Athlete’s ZZZ’s

fitSports Moving Through the Seasons

fitSports Inspire Your Athletes

fitSports Fueling Players on the Run

fitSports Move Your Way, Throughout the Day

fitSports Motivating Young Athletes

fitSports 5 Ways to Recharge Before Game Day

fitSports Football Fuel

fitSports Coaches Letter

fitSports Parent/Guardian Letter

fitSports Practice Plan

*PARTNER SPOTLIGHT* U.S. Center for SafeSport

Not Missing the Future: A Call to Action for Investigating the Role of Regenerative Medicine Therapies in Pediatric/Adolescent Sports Injuries (Published in ACSM Current Sports Medicine Reports – May/June 2017)

NYSHSI Athlete Pledge

NYSHSI Parent Pledge

NYSHSI How Important is Sleep for My Young Athlete?

NYSHSI Energy Drinks

NYSHSI Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

NYSHSI Developing a Positive Youth Sports Culture

NYSHSI Adolescents and ACL Injuries: Current Research and Future Challenges

Over-emphasizing the Athletic Dream Now Could End Up Killing the Dream Later

NYSHSI The Rules of Play, Injury Risk and Respect

NYSHSI Managing Sport Concussion in Youth

NYSHSI Preventable Injuries


NYSHSI Youth Resistance Training – An Alternative Means to Physical Activity

ACSM Fit Society Page – Youth Sports & Physical Activity

International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement on Youth Athletic Development (British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Benefits of Youth Sports (Created by Datalys Center in partnership with NYSHSI)

Sports Participation Prevent Obesity (Created by Datalys Center in partnership with NYSHSI)

Sports Promote Physical Activity (Created by Datalys Center in partnership with NYSHSI)

Sports Promote Physical Strength Health (Created by Datalys Center in partnership with NYSHSI)

Psychological Emotional Health (Created by Datalys Center in partnership with NYSHSI)

Sports Promote Youth Academic (Created by Datalys Center in partnership with NYSHSI)

The Young Athlete: Challenges of Growth, Development, and Society

Early Sport Specialization: Roots, Effectiveness, Risks

Youth Sports Health & Safety (ACSM Fit Society Page)

Tips to help children deal with the pressure to compete and develop confidence (American College of Sports Medicine Olympic Center)

Selected Issues for the Adolescent Athlete and the Team Physician: A Consensus Statement (American College of Sports Medicine)

The Female Athlete Triad (American College of Sports Medicine)

NBA and USA Basketball РHealthy Youth Basketball Guidelines



fitSports Baseball Hitting Drill

fitSports Baseball Throwing Drill

fitSports Baseball Fielding Drill

fitSports Baseball Catching Drill

fitSports Volleyball Serving Drill

fitSports Volleyball Hitting Drill

fitSports Volleyball Setting Drill

fitSports Volleyball Passing Drill

fitSports Volleyball Blocking Drill

fitSports Football Tackling Drill

fitSports Football Blocking Drill

fitSports Football Running Back Drill

fitSports Football Catching and Receiving

fitSports Football Throwing

The Importance of Having an Athletic Trainer (NYSHSI)

Adolescents and ACL Injuries (NYSHSI)

Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes (NYSHSI)

Hypertension in Children (NYSHSI)

Is Football Too Dangerous? (NYSHSI)

Keeping Your Athlete (Football Player) Safe (NYSHSI)

Guidelines for Young Athletes (NYSHSI)

Wrestling (NYSHSI)

Concussions in Young Athletes (NYSHSI)

Youth Sports and Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Kids and Families (NYSHSI)

Youth Athletes and Overscheduling (NYSHSI)

Youth Athletes and Heat (NYSHSI)

What is the Parent’s Role on the Sidelines?¬†(NYSHSI)

The Car Ride Home with Your Youth Athlete (NYSHSI)

Sport for All (NYSHSI)

Should Parents Coach Their Kids? (NYSHSI)

Preventing Overuse Injuries in Youth Athletes (NYSHSI)

Playing Sports Beyond 13 Years Old (NYSHSI)

NYSHSI Youth Sports Parent Pledge

Long Term Healthy Athlete Development vs. Sport Specialization (NYSHSI)

Living Your Athletic Dreams Through Your Kids (NYSHSI)

Kids Need More Free Play (NYSHSI)

How Maturation Affects Sports Performance and Team Selection (NYSHSI)

How Important Is Sleep For Youth Athletes? (NYSHSI)

Getting More Girls Involved in Sports (NYSHSI)

Girls in Sports (NYSHSI)

Certified Youth Coaches: A Must or Keep it Status Quo? (NYSHSI)

Being a GOLD MEDAL Parent (NYSHSI)

Why Do Kids Quit Sports (NYSHSI)

Should Children Engage in Resistance Training? (NYSHSI)

Youth Sports: Encouraging Participation and Life-long Health



The Coaches Role in the Lives of Young Athletes (NYSHSI SoundCloud)

U.S. Center for SafeSport – A Resource for National Governing Bodies and Sports Organizations (NYSHSI SoundCloud)

U.S. Center for SafeSport – An Important Message for School Athletic Directors (NYSHSI SoundCloud)

Child Abuse in Sports: A Podcast for Athletes (Parents/Guardians, too!) (NYSHSI SoundCloud)

Child Abuse in Sports: A Podcast for Parents/Guardians (NYSHSI SoundCloud)

When Should Your Child Start Weight Training? (RadioMD;

High School Sports: Are Your Kids Ready to Play? (RadioMD;

GIRLS in Sports: It Really Matters (RadioMD;

What are Best Practices? Can They Help Your Athletes Train? (RadioMD;

Developing a Healthy Youth Athlete (RadioMD;

Preventable Injuries and the Parent Pledge (RadioMD;

The Successful Student Athlete (RadioMD;

Finding the Balance: Sports or Academics? (RadioMD;

Playing Through The Pain? Not a Good Idea! (RadioMD;

National Youth Sport Safety Week: Let Them Play (RadioMD;

Keep Your Young Athlete Safe During Summer Training (RadioMD;