Education, Sports & Health

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success

Foreword from Ertheo Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success teaches athletes how to perform their best and maintain their best performance without getting tired and burning out. We thought the book was perfect for parents of young athletes who want to help their children achieve their goals. That’s why we read the book and extracted the most important information for you so you can help your child achieve their goals without having to read the full book yourself. First, we’ll introduce the topic. We’ll talk about what peak performance is and why it’s important. [...]

How much sleep does youth athletes need? Ertheo / Sleep & Performance

How will sleep or lack of sleep affect athletic and academic performance in teenage athletes? Are your children currently getting the right amount and quality sleep? Find the answers in this article…How Much Sleep Does Teenage Athletes Need? When we think of a healthy lifestyle we often consider the importance of a healthy diet and exercise routine. We make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier or exercise more. But, when was the last time you heard someone say their New Year’s resolution was to get more sleep? Diet and exercise are certainly important for physical health, but sleep is just as [...]

Stretching Routine for Youth Athletes. Dynamic vs Stating Stretching

Should teenage athletes stretch before and after sports practice? Stretching is another important part of your child’s sports training and another area where you can have a great impact on your child’s athletic success. Most would agree that stretching plays an important role in athletic success, but the simple act of stretching isn’t enough to guarantee positive outcomes. The correct kind of stretching can enhance performance. The incorrect kind of stretching can actually hurt your child’s performance. Does your child understand the importance of stretching? Do they know which stretches to perform as a part of their warm-up and which stretches to perform [...]

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How to get a soccer scholarship to a U.S. university

Are you interested in learning how to get a soccer scholarship to a US university? Earning a soccer scholarship to compete at a US university is a long and complicated process. But if you attend the right summer soccer camps and tournaments, attain the right information, and get started early, it can be done.  This step-by-step guide will tell you everything you need to know about earning a soccer scholarship from learning about the US collegiate system, to eligibility requirements, to contacting coaches, to negotiating your scholarship. We also share some important tips to help you increase your chances of [...]

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How to treat and recover from minor youth sports injuries | Ertheo

Would you like to learn how to treat minor sports injuries? Minor youth sports injuries like strains and sprains are very common, especially for dedicated young athletes who spend their summers at summer soccer camps or summer tennis camps or other summer sports programs to improve their skills. Although minor sports injuries are common and not usually serious, they can lead to more serious injuries if not taken seriously. One of the greatest mistakes young athletes make is not fully recovering from their minor injuries before getting back in the game. When young athletes jump back in the game [...]

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Sports Nutrition for Youth Athletes | Ertheo Education & Sports

Nutrition is extremely important for athletes to perform up to their potential, and improper nutrition can actually be dangerous and lead to sports injuries. For youth athletes who participate in sports programs, a healthy diet is even more important. Youth athletes are not only putting extra stress on their bodies, but they’re also growing rapidly, and they’re at greater risk of injury than fully-developed athletes. They need extra calories, vitamins, and minerals to get through physically demanding practices, support healthy growth, and help prevent injuries[1]. Does your child know the importance of proper sports nutrition for youth athletes? Do they know what [...]

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Youth Soccer Coaching Styles – Survey Results | Ertheo Sports & Education

Coaching youth soccer isn’t easy. The ultimate goal of youth coaches is to develop talented soccer players and prepare them for the competition that lies ahead. That being said, a winning record is important if they want their players to be recognized as having potential. It’s clear that soccer coaches have their own unique youth soccer coaching styles to find a proper balance, but are there certain elements of youth soccer coaching that every coach can agree on? At Ertheo, we asked ourselves that same question. We wanted to know whether youth soccer coaches agree on administrative decisions like how [...]

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The Importance of Physical Play | Ertheo Education & Sport

When we’re little kids, playing is easy. For young children, pretending, building, running around, and climbing around are all fun activities. Fortunately, researchers continue to find more and more ways that physical play contributes to child development socially, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. Unfortunately, global playtime continues to decrease, especially physical play [1]. Physical play is one of the most endangered forms of play in our society. While physical play stays alive for some children who participate in organized sport and attend summer sports programs, overall physical play for most children has decreased more than 50% since the 1960s. In a world where [...]

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Mindfulness Meditation for Athletes | Get in the Zone

Have you heard of flow? If not, you’ve probably heard of the zone. Being in the zone and experiencing flow are two similar ways to describe optimal experiences while completing a task. It’s just that being “in the zone” is used more colloquially, and flow is the official term used in sports psychology. It turns out that athletes perform better when experiencing flow and that mindfulness meditation for athletes can help them experience flow. This is really good news for high-performance coaches and athletes. Since 1992, numerous studies have been conducted about flow and its relationship to optimal experience and performance in [...]

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Coaching youth soccer – 5 secrets to improve your team’s performance

Coaching youth soccer isn’t easy. Youth soccer coaches are responsible for developing their players so they can advance to higher levels as they grow and improve. While every coach has their own unique strategy and coaching style, survey results indicate that youth soccer coaches often overlook key aspects of player development. At Ertheo Sports and Education, we surveyed close to 40 soccer coaches to find out what they’re doing and, more importantly, what they’re NOT doing. Then, we analyzed the results and created this guide for coaches to present you with 5 easy ways to distinguish yourself from the competition [...]