About Wendy LeBolt

Since 2005, Fit2Finish has been working with parents, coaches, and athletes to keep youth sports healthy. Injuries and burnout should not be sidelining our kids, but young players need special care and handling to manage today’s demanding competitive schedules. Fit2Finish wants to put this know-how into your hands.

Women Do Success Differently

The celebration of International Women’s Day has gotten our attention. Here in the States, “A Day without a Woman” has resulted in some school districts closing for the day because so many teachers have requested leave. This has left thousands of children … Continue reading

Recruiting to Win is Easy, Building to Win Takes Talent

In the last 15 years I have watched the youth athletic field transform from playground to competitive cauldron. As college programs expanded, dangling the promise of scholarship dollars, and sports clubs upped the ante with paid coaches and select teams, … Continue reading

Can You Trust Fit2Finish?

“In God we trust. All others must provide references.” That’s the way a renowned research scientist began his presentation at a conference of the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest gathering of sports medicine practitioners in the world. He knows what we … Continue reading

5 Potential Danger Zones in the Young Athlete

Kids need a challenge but they also need special handling. Most people think, why? My kids are flexible, resilient, and young. They bounce back from anything thrown at them. Let’s throw it all at them! They can handle it. Not … Continue reading

Do You Follow the Rules?

Warning: this will be a bit different from the usual Fit2Finish post. Read at your own risk. When I was a young athlete, a junior golfer specifically, I thought nothing of the rule declaring that ladies and juniors couldn’t play until … Continue reading

Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2017

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast and, unsurprisingly, exercise pros say wearable technology will again be the top fitness trend in the coming year. The results were released in the article “Worldwide … Continue reading

Max Scherzer Under Pressure: Give me the ball

Max Scherzer. Game 5. Win or go home. You couldn’t sketch it any better for Mad Max. He loves this stuff. They’ll bring their best. We’ll bring our best. This is GREAT! Give me the ball! He doesn’t pretend that he … Continue reading

How to Say No to the Pressure Toward Early Specialization in Youth Sports

Focusing only on one sport, year-round, can increase kids’ risk of injury and burnout, according to the recent position paper on the dangers of sport specialization put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the incidence of early specialization in so … Continue reading

Helping Kids Set Healthy Boundaries

No used to mean no. Nowadays it’s more of a suggestion or an invitation to negotiate just how hard you will work to change my mind. But what if the answer needs to be no? What if the right response is … Continue reading

5 Lessons from the Rio Olympics: All that Glitters is (mostly) Gold

Every 4 years, we get a gift like no other: the Olympics, brought to us in living color. Again this year, I walk away with new lessons learned and old lessons more deeply entrenched. Here is my 5 medal haul … Continue reading