Preventing injuries for student athletes
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. HOUSTON – Dr. Randal Camarillo, an orthopedic surgeon with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, shares tips to keep student athletes active at home and prevent injuries during the offseason. For sports players (football, basketball, soccer, basketball, etc.) the athlete can do drills at home – for example: basketball players can do dribbling drills; football players, if they have the right environment, can set up props to do the drills they need to do. Memorial Hermann’s Return to Play Program offers athletes an integrated team of sports medicine professionals specializing in working with injured athletes to maximize performance outcomes and vastly cut the chance of being sidelined again.
All the questions we are asking ourselves as return of youth sports takes shape
With more states lifting stay-at-home orders and loosening restrictions, it could lead to the return of youth sports sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic. While organizations in just about every state are formulating plans to return, some states have already set in motion dates for a return to action. The Ohio Department of Health said youth leagues for non-contact and limited-contact sports were able to start May 26, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said youth sports and camps could start back up May 31, with games likely starting in mid-June, while Florida Gov. For more serious and expensive travel sports, this might be about the time organizations start seasons and playing prominent tournaments, but the clock is ticking.
Phase 2: Youth sports can resume May 31 in Texas
Greg Abbott said youth sports programs in Texas will soon be able to play again, though the state has released recommended health guidelines. Timeline:May 31, 2020: Programs can start practicing again but without spectators, except for one parent or guardian per participant. June 15, 2020: Teams can begin holding games or competitions, with or without spectators. What theyre saying:As long as there's rules implemented, I think it shouldn't be a problem for us to play the game of baseball, said youth baseball coach Adrian Buenrostro. I was actually pretty excited to go back to sports because thats what motivated me to go to school, said high school athlete Erick Guzman.
Forget pro, college sports: Why the absence of youth sports might have biggest impact of all
Little League International, which announced the move, also canceled regional tournaments but said the events would return in 2021. By contrast, the NFL, the world’s most affluent professional sports league, generated roughly $16 billion in 2018, according to USA Today. Major League Baseball generated $10.7 billion in 2019 and the NBA nearly $8 billion in 2018, according to Forbes, so youth sports generated more money than those leagues combined. The owner of Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy in suburban Detroit, an organization that’s home to 150 youth volleyball teams and has produced numerous Division I college volleyball players over the years, Sack had been, as usual, making preparations for the club’s signature event. “You go from ramping up to this.”Cancellations of such big youth sports events have a serious trickle-down effect, too.