Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Injury Prevention

Injury prevention strategies are big business in professional sports. This is due to the cost in terms of treatment and playing time lost when an injury occurs.
But it's not just professional athletes who should be taking injury prevention seriously. Even for an amateur athlete or "just for fun" athlete, many types of injury can be prevented, which in turn prevents time off work and costly treatment sessions.
With this in mind, here are the top 10 commandments for preventing sports and exercise injuries:

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Articles of Interest. March 7 2014

12 Daily Do's for Leaders

Student-athletes of all ages often wonder, "What can I do to be a better leader?"
Fortunately leadership opportunities abound and present themselves on a daily basis. While they may be subtle, leaders are usually given at least a dozen opportunities to demonstrate leadership every single day.

Discover 12 Daily Do's for Leaders

Staying Hydrated

Staying hydrated is a constant effort for many swimmers, requiring a hydration plan around exercise and vigilance for signs of dehydration. In young athletes, a 1% dehydration can impair athletic performance (a one-pound weight loss in a 100# athlete). 

A plan for drinking enough fluids throughout the day is the best defense against dehydration. For a recap on how much to drink and when, see this article.

What if you could monitor and correct your own hydration? Ultimately, that is the goal for a self-sufficient athlete—to know your body well enough to make adjustments when things are off.  

Learn About Staying Hydrated

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Practice Summary - Thursday, March 5th

3/5/14 - Thurs

Dryland (30 min)
Individual passing/catching against wall (straight on/ crossface/ outside)
Grip strength exercises, upside down grip challenge (r/l)
Ball Side Defense lecture
30 sec wall sit/ 10 pushups all x 4
plyo jumps

Lap Lanes (30 min)
Warmup Laps
sprints (5-to-5s)
dribbling, dribbling w/ flick pass, dribbling w/ shooting position
partner passing while treading

Polo pool (1hr)
partner passing, triangle passing, triangle high tips, 5 person triangle w/defenders
post line shooting/pass and swim
one possession drill (doubles)