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 is an area of personal interest. While working at the Hospital for Special Surgery, one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the country, I did research on ACL injuries, assessed injury risk, implemented strength training programs, and helped create return to play protocols.
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 + Basic Mobility: All young athletes start with an injury risk assessment to determine greatest deficiencies and risks during sport. The session will finish with 2-3 mobility drills athletes can incorporate as a team and individually.
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).
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