- Focusing on one single sport all year long is happening as early as 12-14 years of age.
- Only 61 percent of pro athletes thought specializing in a sport early on helps advance your career, while nearly 80 percent of high school athletes believed the same.
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- Ensuring that shoes fit properly.
- Taking time to warm up before each practice and game, and taking time off to rest in between games.
- Learning correct landing techniques to combat the pressures of non-stop leaping and jumping.
- Fueling up with adequate amounts of calcium and Vitamin D for strong bones.
Monday, March 13, 2017
- Sports that require quick cutting or weaving, along with frequent pivoting, are the riskiest for ACL tears--such as soccer, basketball, and football.
- Lack of cross-training in multiple sports, employing various muscle groups, leads to “overuse injuries” when the same sport is played over and over. This contributes to stressed and weakened ligaments that are ripe for a tear or injury.
- Athletic trainers, coaches, physicians, and parents are getting better at recognizing the signs of an ACL injury resulting in more definitive and frequent diagnoses.
Monday, March 6, 2017
- Ski or snowboard with a buddy. If you do opt to go solo, let someone else know your whereabouts.
- Warm up before you head out, just as with any sport. A few minutes of jumping rope, jumping jacks, or light stretching will get your blood flowing and prepare muscles, tendons, and ligaments for the workout ahead.
- Wear proper protective gear at all times, including a helmet (especially a helmet!), eye goggles, and gloves.
- Have all equipment fitted and checked by a professional before using it, especially ski boots. Ensure that all fasteners work well and that nothing is either too loose or too snug.
- Always pay attention to weather conditions for the day and heed any warnings from the National Weather Service, the ski patrol, or your resort.
- Wiggle your way throughout the day by frequently checking on toes and fingers to avoid getting frostbite. You should always be able to move and feel these extremities even as they are tightly bundled up. If you have lost sensation at all, find shelter and warmth before removing garments, and seek medical help immediately.
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