When it comes to youth sports, things can get pretty competitive. Things like serious injuries and over-training are happening far too often in children far too young. For those with competitive, competition driven youth who enjoy participating on their favorite sport team, consider getting them into a youth sports development program.
Your youth sports development program should include:
1.) A team of professionals who understand the stress that is placed on the body when participating in sports. With the many physical demands placed on today’s youth by different sports, having a team of professionals who know which areas of the body receive the most stress is crucial.
2.) Regular functional movement screenings that analyze direct weaknesses, muscle imbalance and other limitations. These screenings help the therapists design a personalized training program that will prevent future injuries and ensure that your child is on top of their game.
3.) A prescriptive home exercise program designed to help further improve performance. A home exercise program will ensure better flexibility, coordination, balance and so much more. These programs are tailored to the individual needs of each athlete.
These days, youth athletes are constantly searching for ways to improve their performance as well as their skills. When they participate in a youth sports development program, they can do just that while learning techniques to prevent injuries. Finding the right youth sports development program is essentially just as important as actually participating in the program itself. At Raritan Physical Therapy, our team of professionals communicate regularly with parents, athlete trainers and coaches. We believe that every youth has the opportunity to be great at any sport and we can get them there with a custom youth sports development program tailored to their individual athletic needs.