INJURY PREVENTION & SPORTS PERFORMANCE
According to Stanford Medicine 3.5 million young athletes ages 14 and younger get injured in sports annually.
That means they can’t play, which isn’t fun for anyone.
This program is designed to increase kids strength and body awareness during growth and maturation.
As someone who tore both ACL's playing soccer, preventing other young athletes from doing the same and keeping them on the field is a personal area of interest. I have done research on ACL injuries, assessed injury risk, implemented injury prevention programs, and helped create return to play protocols at one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the country. For every athlete and team I've worked with the goal is the same - keep kids playing the sports they love.
How it Works:
Part 1 Assess: All young athletes start with an injury risk assessment to determine greatest deficiencies and risks during sport.
Part 2 Injury Prevention Training: Athletes begin a 4-week program, meeting once weekly, to specifically address the deficits seen in the assessment. Common areas of focus: mobility, core and hip strength, landing mechanics, and body awareness (proprioception).
Part 3 Injury Prevention Programming: There are 2 options – both are based on the assessment.
Option 1: In-season team program design – designed to be done as a team prior to each game and practice and builds off what was learned during the 4-week injury prevention program.
Option 2: Off-season individual athlete program design – designed for the off-season, when athletes aren’t meeting regularly as a team. Each athlete is given a home exercise program based on their assessment.
If you want to be a better player you have to prepare, prepare, and prepare some more. - Kobe Bryant