Press Release – Performance Dietician Amanda Carlson Joins Team

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March 19, 2016 – Studio City, CA; is excited to add Performance Dietician Amanda Carlson M.S., RD to its team of Youth Sports contributors and advisors. In her role at, Amanda will provide age-appropriate nutritional guidance and programs for young players, parents and
coaches via the web site. She will also continue as VP Performance Nutrition and
Research at EXOS, formerly Athletes Performance, Inc.

“Performance starts with the right foods. This is even more important for young athletes than adults because their physical growth also consumes energy,” remarked Ms. Carlson. “Parents should learn as much as possible about proteins, calories, the pros and cons of supplements, as well as timely snacks and hydration. My goal is to make it easy to learn what they need to know for children to enjoy the best athletic experience.”

“Having Amanda on the team will fit right in with our goals for younger athletes. Good nutrition connects directly to more fun for the kids, and parents and coaches will know more about how to keep them energized and healthy,” Said Lou Birdt, President of

Amanda Carlson earned her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Arizona and completed her Master’s degree in both Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Florida State University. She delivers educational seminars and individual consulting to numerous sports organizations as well as state and national conferences. Amanda has written for many sports and fitness publications, and evaluates research for the American Dietetic Association’s Evidence Based Library.


ABOUT is the on-demand sports instruction and training web site of Youth Sports Network Interactive Media, Inc. (YSM). The mission of is to be the premier youth sports training and information resource for coaches, young players, and their families by offering a unique 360 degree approach to developing the whole player, parent and is a free subscriber-based website with content presented in an age and skill appropriate manner that parents and coaches have told us they prefer. Information for practice, skills development and team play can be taken right to the field or court via mobile apps, tablet video presentations, and printouts. For example, youth coaches can use as a comprehensive interactive reference for hitting and pitching from elite professional and collegiate coaches.

YSM’s goal is to make sports more fun for kids of all ages by providing free high quality tools and
information, like baseball instruction from high profile collegiate and professional coaches, who are eager to share their knowledge and tested coaching techniques with the next generation of young players. will seek to offer a balance between proven techniques and new ideas for teaching, coaching, fitness and strength training, nutrition and psychology appropriate for young athletes, their parents, and coaches.

The company has been able to build the site through the generosity of the contributing coaches, who want to give something back to the sports they love. The goal is to help raise the overall level of play, coaching and parental interaction. will initially provide instruction in Baseball and Softball and will soon add Soccer and Volleyball, among other sports. YSM is based in Studio City, California.

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