Tuesday, March 5, 2013

THE Sports Doctor says - Stop Year Round Sports

Hello Everyone!

I had a lot of parents talk to me about the recent Cleveland Plain Dealer article about "going easier on young athletes."

It was an interview with world-renown sports doctor, Dr. James R. Andrews and his biggest point is a point we have been stressing for years at AGSP, don't train year-round in your sport! Especially before the age of 18!

A little known fact is that Akron General Medical Center started our Sports Performance Department for the same exact reason why Dr. Andrews wrote his new book Any Given Monday - Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them. They were seeing way to many young athletes in physical therapy with overuse injuries!
Dr. Andrews beats the same drum that we do here at AGSP when he says enough is enough with the year round sports! Athletes need to get healthy and rest from the repeated (often unnatural) movements of their sport (like throwing a baseball thousands of times).

Here at AGSP we take it a step further and make sure that as athletes are resting they are getting faster, stronger, and more powerful in our 100% supervised environment. So when they go back to the sport they love, they are quicker, more powerful, and better!
Heed the advice from the most famous sports doctor and skip the AAU league or travel team for at least a couple of months. Instead, train to become a better athlete so you can stay injury-free and take your game to the next level!

Keep Training!
Coach Amanda Kephart and Akron General Sports Performance

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