Bishop Shanahan Leads The Way in High School Athletic Performance

 |  31st Mar 2016  |  Filed under Basics of Training, Success Stories

Bishop Shanahan High School is relatively a new school in the area’s toughest athletic conference (Ches-Mont League). A private, Catholic co-educational secondary school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Shanahan competes against several powerhouses from south eastern Pennsylvania. The Ches-Mont conference includes, Coatesville, Downingtown East and West, and West Chester Henderson and…

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Training Can Help Teens Avoid Knee Injuries

 |  30th Apr 2014  |  Filed under Basics of Training

 
A recent health study published by NPR, shows the correlation between proper training and decreased knee injuries in teens…

ACL injuries, which , hit both genders, but right after puberty they occur as much as six times more frequently in young women, depending on the sport. The ACL injury rate for a female soccer player is 11.7 injuries per 100,000 practices or games, compared to 4.7…

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Sport-Specific Competition: How Much is Too Much?

 |  16th Apr 2014  |  Filed under Basics of Training

Off-season training and year-round training perspectives can be imperative for a youth athlete to maximize their athleticism and prevent overuse injuries. Performance training can serve as a means of “cross training” or training similar motor and physical skills that relate to a sport but are not the sport itself. However, this has a tendency to be misinterpreted as early specialization in…

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