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A Sanford Pentagon volleyball player sets the ball above her head for a teammate while opponents watch at the net.

Army of athletic trainers keeps athletes safe at Sanford

Athletic trainers put health first, whether for home team or visitors, at practices or games
Mick Garry 11 min read
A 22-year-old football player puffs out his cheeks while completing drills on the field at Sanford POWER in Irvine, California.

Sanford helps diabetic athletes deal with type 1 challenges

Diabetes means everyday discipline, says pro football prospect Chad Muma
Mick Garry 12 min read
Marathon running race, people feet on city road.

Running safely outdoors in the heat

Adjust your workout clothing, pace and hydration to beat summertime temperatures
Ellen Koester 4 min read
A sporty young woman drinking water while exercising at the gym.

Hydration: What athletes need to know

How to tell if you're drinking enough water before, during and after exercise
Ellen Koester 4 min read
Woman warming up before training in the weight room.

Caffeine + exercise: A winning combo?

What science says about a cup (or two) of coffee before your workout
Ellen Koester 4 min read
Assorted nuts in white dishes on wooden table.

7 healthy snacks for athletes on the go

When rushing to practice, reach for these healthier foods for the road
Justin Kautz 4 min read
Close-up of using foam roller and massaging his leg muscles during gym workout.

Speed up your recovery with blood flow restriction therapy

BFR and low-intensity exercise let you keep training safely during rehabilitation
Ellen Koester 4 min read
Strong and healthy father and a personal trainer, teaching and training his son at a gym.

When and how should my child start athletic training?

As early as middle school, training focuses on how kids can best move their bodies
Ellen Koester 4 min read
Two girls chase another young basketball player down the court.

To raise a better athlete, don’t specialize

Young athletes get more benefits from multiple sports, health research shows
Justin Kautz 6 min read
Fitness instructor helping female athlete with lifting weights at the gym.

Why your athlete needs to train year-round

Players of all ages can benefit from strength and conditioning programs
Ellen Koester 4 min read