In the previous article, I talked about an athlete and parents who treated the situation right when it came to their athlete’s issues with Osgood slaughter. And this article I want to talk about some of the athletes that I’ve dealt with that I believe I’ve made poor decisions with regards to injury and planning sports. One case is an athlete I was going to play at a very high level the Division I level in the future this athlete plays one sport and that’s the score that they will be going to college for. That’s what is off-season so they are currently playing another sport. Through playing this other sport they’ve developed issues and they’ve pulled a muscle. They’ve already committed at the D1 level so they don’t have to worry about the risk of scholarship. They have had a history of injuries though. This athlete is deciding to continue to play the sport that is not the primary sport just for the sheer want and nothing yet. The secondary sport is not helping them accelerate their abilities other main sport and also is not crucial to any scholarship or any future that they have in their main sport. So this athlete now is working through a pulled hamstring while still participating in this other sport even though they’ve already committed to the primary sport which has no relation to their secondary sport. How do your sports performance training with this athlete and while they are amazing athletes need to make smart decisions so that they don’t develop long-term issues? This athlete will not do in the primary sport is doing a secondary sport which is injuring them. The sports performance training that they’re doing is great for the overall development and low risk when it comes to injuring or pulling any muscles whereas a secondary sport where they have already seen injury would now be considered a higher risk of injury. So performance training by this athlete is a great idea for the secondary swore that could be causing injury is not a great idea. The recommendation I would give is to continue doing sports performance training because it will give you the multi-sport benefits and discontinue the secondary score as it has no pertinent value and accelerating your career. I have another athlete that I train in sports performance training. They’re a basketball player, younger, and were beginning to develop patella tendinitis. This athlete is a basketball player who is just finishing school season started you begin training with me and running track. Over school season this athlete started working out with me so her overall workload was school basketball and training with me. She didn’t add a track to the mix which means she has school ball training with me on track. She then added AAU basketball to the mix so she has AAU every weekend and during the week track all week as well as training with me this athletes patella tendinitis flares up when running as for any basketball Athlete Patel to notice is normal it happens pretty often but minimizing it and taking the right precautions is crucial. This athlete while basketball being the main sport does track just for fun with no care or look to the future to do track at a high level. Because of her situation, it would be extremely smart to discontinue track which serves as a little relevance besides staying in shape but since she’s doing performance training there really is no need to add to the mix as well because all we’re doing at that point is adding pounding on the knees and adding to overall workload. Adding sports performance training to your workload is very important but it also takes being smart to be sure that you’re not going to cause injury or accentuate any injuries that you may have. Generally speaking, as long as her sports performance training facility as good performance training will help decrease your risk of injury and keep you healthy. As an athlete, though if you’re not doing what you need to do on the sports side of things meaning overworking with a little reason behind it then you need to direct your focus to the things that actually matter in this case sports performance training hey you basketball and school basketball beauty of the utmost importance. I’m a big promoter and multi-sport athlete I think that I can lead to healthier athletes and more diverse in the movement patterns, but I’m not a fan of multi-sport athletes when it comes to accentuating injury. For young athletes, I think the multi-sport is great for athletes once you get to sophomore junior senior in high school and less it’s part of your routine and has been for years going down to one sport is not a negative especially if you’re doing performance training with it. Sports performance training can decrease the risk of injury and help your overall workload management and overall abilities. Using performance training as this tool can drastically help you as you develop your overall abilities. As always if you’re interested in sports performance training or want more information about the sports performance training we do it Next Level Athletics don’t hesitate to reach out sports performance training can be one of the most beneficial things and athletes can do to help them accelerate their career and get to the goals that they wanna achieve. Contact us if you’re looking to get a free sports performance training class.


Osgood- Shclatter

Osgood-Schlatter and Patellar Tendonitis