A recent article lays out suggestions for return to organized sport training for youth sports after quarantine.
“Children continued to grow during the lockdown period. There can be dramatic changes in body size since they last played a sport, especially in adolescents. Upon return, children could display substantial reductions in relative strength (pound for pound strength per unit body mass). Attempting to decelerate bodies that are now able to generate more momentum (as a result of increased body mass) with reduced force-production capabilities (as a result of reduced strength) increases the risk of injury”.
Young athletes need to understand that they may not be able to jump right back into the high level of training they were used to before. It will be a gradual return in order to prevent injury and encourage a longer active life.
For the whole article, click here. For more information on how to help your young athlete at home, talk to your chiropractor.