I started interviews this week for The Female Athlete Summit
On Tuesday, I spoke with Dr. Nicole Surdyka and we talked about expectations vs. reality with ACL Injuries and Nicole shared some crazy statistics with me
After an ACL Injury (Post Rehab)
91% of young athletes expect they will return to pre-injury activity level
In reality, 55% of young athletes will return to pre-injury activity level
1/3 of young girls will have a 2nd ACL Injury (often occur in the first 1 to 2 years of returning)
The research shows, every month you delay your return to sports, you reduce your risk of re-injuring by 51%. 9 months is the full rehab and recovery process, not 4-6 months!
These are some crazy numbers and kind of depressing if you think about
So, girls get in the weight room and start training.
We know the numbers, we have the research so why aren’t coaches and parents adding strength training into their athletes routine?
Something to think about..
Once your young female athletes starts to play travel ball, AAU, they should absolutely be training.
The earlier the better, start them young, teach them the basic fundamental movement patterns
You can hear all of Dr. Nicole Surdyka and my interview only on The Female Athlete Summit, so claim your ticket HERE!
And if you need help putting a plan together for your athletes or daughter, let me know
Your friend and coach,
PS: Whenever you are ready, here are 3 ways I can help with the reduction of ACL injuries:
1. The Complete Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Program
The Complete Women’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Program addresses a specific need in girl basketball players. There is nothing out there on the market designed by a former standout division 1 girls basketball player that specifically addresses the strength and conditioning needs of girl basketball players in regards to pre-season, in-season and post-season. If you want to get stronger, faster, quicker and stay injury free and prevent ACL injuries, it’s all here for you.
You check out the program HERE!
2. Live Sports Performance Training
Post Season, AAU and Spring Training starts today in Waltham
You can join us anytime once your season is over 🙂
Why you should be training?
1. Get Stronger Physically and Mentally
2. Clean Up Any Nagging Injuries
3.Reduce Injuries Especially ACL Injuries
4. Prepare for the Next Level (High School or College)
You can find all the dates and register HERE
3. Online Programming for Athletes This Post, AAU Season
The programs you download and videos I share is a great resource to start from. But it is just the beginning, if you want me to guide you through your season and design a personalized strength program for you, just reply and let’s discuss
Remember, I was a 2X Gatorade High School Player in NH and played D1 of a full scholarship. I have played at a high level and can help you guide and be a valuable resource to you