What does injury prevention have to do with sports performance? EVERYTHING!
Here are the take away key points:
- Start with the Functional Movement Screen. ALL athletes should be screen first. The strength and conditioning program they perform is built around the results of the FMS.
- Build a mobile and stable athlete first.
- “Everybody is getting corrective work every day.”
- If one athlete has specific issues, that athlete must work on those issues.
- “Kids are bigger, faster, stronger, but they move worse.” They all need to work on basic movement patterns like stopping, starting, and changing direction.
- The athletes who score poorly on the FMS are the athletes you see in the training room all the time.
- If you want your son or daughter on the court and field, injury prevention is key.
- “Mobility, stability, and movement should supersede their [athletes] strength development in the weight room.”
- “The more mobile and more stable they are, the stronger they are going to end up being….”
- When a first string athlete gets injured, that effects the entire team. If a top receiver goes down, then a less experienced athlete must move up and may not be ready for the increased workload.
- The FMS is used at the NFL combine.
- Focus on quality over quantity.