Only 1 in 4 Teens are Active Enough

Getting kids active at a fencing demonstration.

A new study published shows that only 25% of adolescents aged 12-15 get 60 minutes per day of physical activity. Reasons for such a low activity rate are attributed to increased stresses in social life and academics coupled with increased sports specialization – kids who have been playing a sport don’t make their school or […]

Core Strength – Popular Misconceptions

The transversus abdominis

“The core” Nowadays, “strengthening the core” has become a very popular concept among various populations ranging from elite athletes to chronic pain patients. the concept at heart is a good one-the idea that having a stable base to operate from makes one a more efficient mover. However, there are quite a few popular misconceptions present, […]

Using Plyometrics for Youth Training

Plyometric-Hurdles

common games and activities such as hopscotch, jumping rope and jumping jacks can also be characterized as plyometrics

Preventing Heat-Induced Injuries

Water break

Teaching coaches the early warning signs of developing heat illness makes a huge step toward prevention.

Infrapatellar Strap Reduces Pain In Athletes with Jumper’s Knee

Study confirms the usefulness of an infrapatellar strap to combat knee pain.

SAN FRANCISCO – Constant jumping, acceleration and deceleration can be harmful to the patellar region over time. For athletes who jump and land repeatedly, such as basketball and volleyball players, overuse commonly results in patellar tendinopathy. The condition is more commonly referred to as jumper’s knee, an injury to the patellar tendon, the cord-like tissue […]