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Different diet trends gain popularity from year to year. In recent years, the move to plant-based sports nutrition has been on the rise as more elite and professional athletes have made the switch to vegan and vegetarian diets.

USA Basketball's Jay Demings (Youth and Sport Development Director) and Don Showalter (10-time gold medal winning junior national team coach) break down the Philosophy for Player Development in this podcast.

As a parent during these uncertain and difficult times, the correct way to talk to your kids about COVID-19 might feel like walking a tight rope. How much should you share? How do you talk about school closures?

  • Date:
    Apr 14, 2020

What to eat and when; water vs. sports drinks and even what to look out for in terms of nutrition for your

In these uncertain times, parents of student athletes are tasked not just with keeping kids safe and educated, but also with taking care of their physical and mental wellness.

Coaches from all levels explain how they change their practice approach late in the season and in regard to playoffs.

  • Author:
    Spencer Wood
  • Date:
    Feb 18, 2020

Fifteen characteristics to encourage for mental toughness.

Seven coaches from all levels explain the best and worst advice they have received about coaching.

Find out some of the favorite drills of USA Basketball coaches.

Ask your coaching questions this basketball season to @USABYouth on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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