June 17, 2019

Here is how to best fuel a young athlete for physical growth. Good nutrition isn't as hard as you might think.

April 1, 2019

What is the purpose of summer camp? 

You might think it is to get them out of your hair, and for you, that might be right. But here's what is in summer camp for them.

Morning Sessions

The truth is, 90-minutes sessions are about all their bodies can handle, and all that th...

April 6, 2018

For 2018, St. Louis Youth Performance will suspend our regular evening classes as we go to a daytime format. 

Classes will be held every other Monday - Thursday over 4 weeks in June and July. These classes will be camp style with time dedicated to athletic instruction a...

March 7, 2018

Some kids play a sport for years and never seem to improve. Here are 3 simple words that provide a prescription for overcoming poor performance.

December 4, 2017

We all know that exercise, particularly consistent cardio-vascular training, can add years to the lives of adults. But do adolescents receive benefits from training? I mean, aren't they really too young to get much benefit? Here are five ways in which exercise will enh...

November 3, 2017

I have kids. Five of them to be exact. All played sports, two are still in school and playing actively. I also have a son-in-law that played Major League Baseball with a west coast team for five seasons. 

You hear parents all the time talk about how they want their chil...

October 10, 2017

So your kids don't like what's for dinner. They'd prefer frozen waffles, syrup and ice cream. We all know the easy route is to give in.

September 11, 2017

Is your athlete as fast as he or she could be? Whether you think that they are fast, or not so fast, the answer to that question is "probably not".

Here are 5 exercises that help maximize human speed. 

1)  Power Clean

"Wait, I want my kid to be fast. I'm not asking them t...

August 17, 2017

Many confuse muscle size with strength. There is a distinct difference. While many people do low weight, high rep workout to gain muscle mass, they are not necessarily very strong. Conversely, some of the thinner athletes you see can move enormous loads because the str...

July 14, 2017

This is a question that many well intended parents are asking. In an age where collegiate and professional athletes are ever taller and stronger, parents wonder, are there ways I can help my adolescent be a taller adult?

In truth, surprisingly, there are several fa...

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