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June 12, 2015

Content by the Korey Stringer Institute


Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS) is a severe condition characterized by an extremely high core body temperature of above 40 C (104 F), central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction, and multiple organ system failure brought on by strenuous exercise, often occurring in the hot environments.

EHS is a medical emergency and can be a fatal condition if the individual’s core body temperature remains above 105 F for an extended period of time without the proper treatment.

June 11, 2015

by Dr. Mara Smith

Most athletes, particularly teen athletes, are mentally under-trained.  While they acknowledge that the mind is very important to their sport, they don’t have a plan to integrate mental skills into their physical training. Just as with individual physical skills, there are some mental skills that athletes have, and some that they need to learn.

June 11, 2015

by Steve Boyle


While I've worn many coaching hats, one of my most recent ones was as a volunteer assistant with my daughter’s travel basketball team. On the court, I experienced lots of memorable moments, but none unexpected, even as the girls progressed through their tumultuous middle school years.  But what I experienced off the court, watching three much younger kids—not even on the team—proved to be a revelation. 

June 11, 2015

By Coach John Scott


Athletic scholarships and college recruiting play a huge role in the lives of student athletes. When beginning that pursuit, what’s the best first course of action?

June 2, 2015

by Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, FAND


While nutrition is important around the clock, it takes on added significance before and during a tough workout or a competition. Fortunately, research has zeroed in on the best foods to consume prior to exerting energy.