- Published: Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:02
We’re back for round two of Why Do Youth Athletes Get Injured? (Part 1) Today we’re talking about the ability to stop. Specifically, an athlete’s ability to decelerate during athletics. As coaches and players all of the hype and publicity is given to an athlete’s speed, or ability to produce force. But realistically, for the majority of athletes out there, their ability to stop and restart is going to have a bigger overall impact on performance and injury prevention. In this article we are going to touch on how poor stopping or deceleration ability leads to more injuries, and ways to improve your athlete’s ability to stop.