4 Key Elements for a Healthy Return to Play

We’re all excited about returning to play. To keep players healthy, follow these gradual steps to progress back to full fitness for sport.

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While we wait, we move: Lateral jump (video)

If you are sidelined at the moment and looking for ways to keep active and injury free, incorporate some Fit2Finish training into your routine. Be sure to keep the healthy BBB position (Bend your knees, Be on the balls of … Continue reading

5 reasons why the pro’s never skip warm-up and neither should you

Pro baseball players in balmy Florida for spring training and NFL players in temperature-controlled domes all still go through carefully scripted warm up routines before they train and play. Why, when they’re already sweating? Because warm-up has surprisingly less to … Continue reading

How to make your dynamic warm-up into an ACL injury prevention warm-up

Dynamic warm-ups are the norm for teams getting ready to play, but they’re not enough to address the high risk for ACL injuries that exists for female high school athletes today. To do that, we need to include ACL injury … Continue reading

Prevention Programs Reduce ACL Injuries by > 50%

Neuromuscular injury prevention training programs have been shown to reduce non-contact and indirect-contact ACL injuries by more than 50%. This percentage jumps to as high as 88% for comprehensive programs designed for the highest risk populations — young female athletes … Continue reading

7 Keys to Coaching Millennial Athletes

Guest post today by Maia Fletcher. Photo by Jeffrey F Lin http://Image source: Unsplash Millennials got you surrounded? Yep, they’ve taken over the place. In fact, this year they’ll surpass the Baby Boomers as the largest generation in America. To … Continue reading

What’s Gone Wrong in Youth Sports? Error #1 There’s Too Much Adulting

Up or Out! That’s the model in play today, says Aspen Institute’s Tom Farrey, kicking off the 2018 Project Play Summit. A few kids move up but most are out: dropping out because it’s not fun, selected out because they’re “not … Continue reading

The Most Powerful Advice I Ever Received: “Just because it failed doesn’t mean you’re a failure”

Just because it failed, doesn’t mean you’re a failure. I heard this for the first time when I was in my early 20’s. Having completed an arduous laboratory experiment which required many repetitions over weeks of work, I could draw … Continue reading

Post Season Play: Why Do Good Guys Always Finish Last?

So, what can we learn from the Washington Nationals baseball team’s latest flame out from post season play? (Because, Heaven knows, there’s got to be a silver lining there somewhere!!) … Every coach, manager, teacher, trainer, parent and player wants the … Continue reading

Add Injury Prevention to Your Dynamic Warm-Up in 2 Minutes

Are you doing all you can to protect your players from tearing their ACLs? Instituting a regular dynamic warm-up is an important first step toward keeping our athletes healthy. In my last post, The Dynamic Warm up, Why Do it?, we looked at the … Continue reading