Physical preparation and injury prevention for the female youth athlete.
Adolescent female athletes have been identified as being at higher risk than males for certain types of injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, which occur at a 2-10 fold greater rate in female athletes.
This risk is intensified in sports that include jumping and cutting such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, netball, ultimate, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, and others.
GirlSTRONG is a comprehensive, small-group strength & conditioning program specifically targeted at female athletes ages 13-15 participating in jumping and cutting sports.
The 12-week training program utilizes evidence-based strategies that reduce the risk of ACL injuries, hamstring strains, and ankle sprains by incorporating balance and proprioception; plyometrics, agility, and strength training to promote better movement strategies and strengthen commonly identified weaknesses.
Classes are a maximum of six athletes per strength & conditioning coach. A training frequency of two times per week is recommended for athletes in this program.
- Reduce risk of non-contact injuries through evidence based strategies
- Physical preparation for sport performance
- Introduction to weight training in a safe and supervised environment
- Free participation in Sportstrong combines.