TrueSport Expert Series

The TrueSport Expert Series is an in-depth look at youth sports from experts, ranging from nutritionists to sport psychologists, on topics examining the performance, values, and health of youth athletes. Click each image to play the videos.

New Expert Advice

Dr. Matt Fedoruk on Clean Sport

USADA’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Matthew Fedoruk, discusses the importance of ethics when young athletes face pressure to dope and  identifies the warning signs of performance-enhancing drug use.

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Noah Hoffman on Sportsmanship

Noah Hoffman revisits the gold medal winning performance in cross-country skiing by Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and explains how shared goals and sportsmanship united the duo and the entire national team.

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Roberta Kraus on Goals and Expectations

TrueSport expert, Roberta Kraus, explains how setting goals and expectations requires a focus on intrinsic goals that motivate from within rather than the short-lived motivations of extrinsic goals.

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Lori Hill on Role of Coaches and Parents

TrueSport expert, Lori Hill, of the Landsharks Running Club, explores ways that coaches and parents can communicate goals and expectations to improve their young athletes’ physical and mental health.

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John Kessel on Respect

Demonstrating respect in sport is a requirement of all parties who participate. John Kessel, USA Volleyball Director of Sport Development, explores the ways respect can be shown between athletes, coaches, parents, and referees to create a better sporting environment.

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Travis Tygart on Role Modeling

Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and TrueSport Parent, discusses role modeling in sports and how parents and athletes can be accountable to uphold the best values of sportsmanship on the field and on the sidelines.

Learn more about Travis Tygart.

Related Expert Advice
Accountability
Bullying Prevention
Clean Sport & Dietary Supplements
Goal-Setting
Leadership
Mental Health
Nutrition & Hydration
Perseverence
Respect
Sportsmanship
Teamwork