With over 50 years coaching experience, from junior to professional athletes of various sports – We have witnessed first hand the effects of over-specialization and over-trained athletes. Athletes, coaches, and parents have been drawn into a culture that emphasizes work at all cost – with an expectation that the work performed will equate to scholarships and more. No longer are athletes managing off-season, pre-season, and in-season protocols – it has turned into one season: in-season.
This culture has created more injuries, decreased performance, and potential loss in ability for life long activity. High school athletes Account for 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations per year! Nearly half of all sports injuries to middle and high school students are due to overuse / non-contact incidences. In essense, these are preventable if wrist factors can be identified through testing and proper training programs are implemented.