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From Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association: One of the greatest factors to have affected competitive athletics has been the incorporation of organized strength & conditioning programs into high school, collegiate, and professional athletic programs across the country. Strength & Conditioning programs have made competitive athletics more explosive and more exciting, as athletes have made great improvements in strength, power, speed, ... Read More »

Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

From Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic: When Dr. Robert K. Kerlan started his private practice in 1950, the field of “sports medicine” was not yet a recognized specialty. But, like many orthopaedists, Dr. Kerlan had an avid interest in sports, and when the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958, he was named their team physician and thus began what became ... Read More »

Marching Band: The Other Athletes on the Field

High school and college band members are athletes in the true sense of the word. They must march with their instruments, all the while maintaining their breathing for optimal sound and their posture for ideal presentation. The band must also come together if it wants to succeed just like any other team. Read More »

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA

About Laureus USA: Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA ( is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States.  It is part of the Laureus Sport For Good Foundation global network, which includes the global Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the Laureus World Sports Academy, and the Laureus World Sports Awards. Collectively, the Laureus global network harnesses the power ... Read More »

National Council of Youth Sports

From National Council of Youth Sports: The National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) comprises the who’s who in the youth sports industry. Founded in 1979, the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) membership represents more than 200 organizations/corporations serving 60,000,000 registered participants in organized youth sports programs. NCYS is the largest known organization in America representing the amateur youth sports industry. ... Read More »

The Origins of Modern Baseball

In this week's origins, ATLX takes a look at America's favorite pastime. A seemingly simple game, baseball has experienced anything other than a simple past. The sport has matured past humble beginnings, a multitude of rule changes, world wars, integration and competition from football and basketball as the king of sport in the U.S. Read More »

Proactive Sports Performance

From Proactive Sports Performance: Proactive Sports Performance provides services for athletes of all levels, ages, and rehabilitative stages. Proactive develops programs that incorporate cutting-edge technology to deliver maximized training results. Proactive’s programs are challenging, time efficient, fun (sometimes), and ultimately effective. The training environment is professional, innovative, friendly, and designed to meet the diverse performance needs of our clients. Whether you ... Read More »

Group Running

Group running has never appealed to me. The reasons I love running – finding my own pace, getting “into the zone” and enjoying my music, to name a few – do not mesh with running with someone else, let alone a whole crew. Turns out I was wrong, though. Read More »

Special Olympics SoCal

From Special Olympics Southern California: Special Olympics Southern California is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. It is one of 52 Chapters within the United States and part of Special Olympics, Inc., which serves 3 million athletes in 180 countries worldwide. The mission of Special Olympics ... Read More »

Stark Center

From Stark Center: The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports (“Stark Center”) houses the largest archives of physical culture in the U.S. Attached to the University of Texas, it is also one of two official USOC-Olympic libraries. The Stark Center is a library, archive, and a museum, all dedicated to the study and preservation of the world of ... Read More »

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