Summer 2021 is heating up with the excitement of returning to sports. While it can be a truly exhilarating time, it can also spell disaster for those who are not prepared for the summer heat and humidity. A Word From the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (nata.org)
If you or your child is involved in sports, either recreationally or competitively, or you are just an avid baseball fan, you are probably familiar with the term “rotator cuff.” This term is usually associated with an injury that is keeping an athlete out of the game.
We have all been there before. Maybe you got a bit excited about your kid’s soccer game. You enthusiastically were cheering…or maybe it was more like yelling, just a bit too much. We have all done it, got caught up in the moment of supporting your kid playing soccer at age 8.
We talked with Jim and Monique Brown about how quiet support gave their young athletes room to thrive. My first assignment for MVP Parent was interviewing Aiysha and Marcus Spears. The dream first assignment. Intelligent, articulate, fun, cooperative, and unassuming are all words I’d use to describe the couple I interviewed a few short months back.
Schools, Parks, and ball fields are all steadily opening, and the athletes this summer are once again getting ready to put on a show. Here are six physical tests for our athletes to make sure they are ready to get back on the field.
Sport parenting isn’t for the weak. Sport parents get a lot of blame. Did you hear the latest “crazy sport parent” story? Can you believe sport parents these days? They’re just living through their kids. While of course this happens, the majority of sport parents want what’s best for their athletes, they just don’t always know how to go about it.
What should my student athlete eat pregame?” This is one of the questions I get asked the most! My answer? If you are depending on the pregame meal to prepare for competition, you may be behind.
For many, daily exercise is priority number one to keep muscles toned and ready for any new challenge. For growing children, daily activity, such as team sports, keeps their bodies and minds healthy and developing properly.