Strength and Conditioning Exercises in Younger Athletes
Keith Cronin is a physical therapist due partly to the fact that he was, as a young athlete, chronically injured.
Keith recently joined us and shared his knowledge about youth sports injuries, ranging from how to prevent injury to how to treat players that have been injured.
You obviously want to do all you can to help your young athletes prevent injury. But did you know that one big part of preventing sports injuries is to properly guide them through strength and conditioning exercises?
Keith took some time during his interview to discuss the proper way to approach strength and conditioning exercises when dealing with younger athletes.
Click on the play button to learn:
• Why it's important to begin with your athlete's problematic areas when addressing strength and conditioning exercises.
• That the first area you should address with athletes is flexibility, focusing on those body parts that are important to their particular sport.
• How not all athletes are the same—and each athlete's exercises should be addressed with on an individual basis.
• About some of the more common sports injuries that coaches should be aware of, particularly repetitive onset injuries.
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