15 Feb
novantasportsperformance

Breakfast – it’s deemed the most important meal of the day, yet sometimes the hardest to fit into a busy schedule! Between late weeknight practices and games as well as early morning training and school, this meal may get neglected by young athletes and families. Why is breakfast important? First, everyone can benefit from breakfast,…

22 Jul
novantasportsperformance

Has your child or athlete ever felt like they are working their hardest but not improving? Have they suffered from multiple injuries and wondered why? Has their menstrual cycle been affected or even stopped? If so, they may be suffering from low energy availability. More specifically, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport or RED-S is a…

08 Jul
novantasportsperformance

In our previous articles we touched on the concepts of Long-Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and Physical Literacy. As mentioned, LTAD is a framework that serves to guide the participation, training, competition, and recovery pathways in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. At Novanta, LTAD guides our programming and planning. It ensures that what we design and…