Why and How is Young Athlete Nutrition Unique?

Why and How is Young Athlete Nutrition Unique?

Do you have kids who play lots of sport? You may be constantly wondering how much to give in to those hungry appetites. I know my girls are always looking Continue reading

Young Triathletes Recommended to Add Another Sport

Yes I know, triathlon already combines three sporting disciplines – swimming, cycling and running. But USA Triathlon’s 2015 Developmental Coach of the Year, Ken Axford, recommends that young triathletes should Continue reading

Athlete nutrition away from home

Sometimes it can be difficult to maintain good athlete nutrition when travelling away for competition, particularly if there is no access to cooking facilities. I am currently interstate in Perth Continue reading

Loudy Wiggins on raising sporty kids

Loudy Wiggins on raising sporty kids

  It was such a pleasure to meet with the beautiful mum and four-time Olympic diver, Loudy Wiggins nee Tourkey. We discuss her thoughts on raising sporty kids and she Continue reading

Natural Sunscreen - Essential for Young Athletes

Natural Sunscreen – Essential for Young Athletes!

Over the summer months, we have been testing out a couple of natural sunscreen products – an essential item for young athletes! With training and racing, athletes are out in Continue reading

Is strength and weight training safe for young athletes?

Is strength and weight training safe for young athletes?

At the start of last year, my young gymnast (tween) was to commence a specific weight training program with her new gymnastics coach. I had to admit that I was Continue reading

Early Sports Specialisation v Diversification for Young Athletes

Early Sports Specialisation v Diversification for Young Athletes

Many parents believe that early sports specialisation (between 6-12 years old) will provide the best chance for their young athlete to reach top level elite competition. However, there is evidence Continue reading