Encouraging Multi-Sport Participation in Youth Athletics

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The appeal of having your child specialize in a specific sport has been ever increasing in recent years. Some of this has been spurned by Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers which states that in order to be an expert at an activity one must log at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice. Many parents encourage their […]

     

Stay in the Game: Tennis Injuries

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Summer’s here and tennis is literally in full swing! Tennis athletes should train in a specific manner to both improve their performance and reduce their risk for injury. Tennis has become more physically demanding game than in the past, so proper and specific conditioning is required to generate the power to hit the ball harder […]

     

Sidelined: the ACL

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries is often referred to as the “Mother of all injuries”. It can knock athletes out for a season and leave them hesitating from pivoting ever again. Skiers, basketball, football, lacrosse and soccer players shutter at the sound of this three letter word knowing a 6-9 month rehab is following this […]

     

Ready, Set, Spin!

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Taking a new class can be a bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. If you have never taken a spin class before, arrive early and find the instructor, they’ll be happy to help get you set up properly. A spin bike allows you to adjust for seat height, position and handlebar height, to create the perfect fit, […]