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Sports Basics

Connecting With Your Coach
Get the most out of your chosen sport by building a strong relationship with your coach.

Why Exercise Is Wise
Getting the right amount of exercise can rev up your energy levels and even help you to feel better emotionally. Find out why.

Sports Physicals
Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do teenage athletes. You can give yourself the same edge as the pros by making sure you have your sports physical.

5 Facts About Goal Setting
Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

Choosing the Right Sport for You
If you're having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!

5 Reasons for Girls to Play Sports
Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Sports Season
How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.

Advice for Athletes From a Gold-Medal Coach
Bob Bowman coaches Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. He shares his thoughts on improving sports performance in this article for teens.