Tips for Youth Athletes from Team USA

Keeping kids active and healthy in this digital age can be a real challenge for parents. That's why apps like Kurbo are trying to use technology to help kids make healthier choices.

The app features games, a progress screen and "Krunch" challenges designed to empower kids ages 8 to 18 to increase their intake of healthy foods and decrease their intake of unhealthy options. A full Kurbo subscription also comes with a live human coach specifically assigned to each user. Coaches check in with subscribers once a week via phone or video call to provide support, motivation and personalized recommendations.

Several Kurbo coaches are former and hopeful Olympic athletes, and we talked to a few to get their best tips for youth athletes to achieve success.

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Scott Brown

Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Scott Brown is a senior content editor for Active.com. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Electronic News before working for FC Dallas of Major League Soccer for four years. Scott enjoys kayaking, reading and playing with his three dogs. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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