Kids are happier and healthier playing multiple sports
Youth Sports Stats
Dangers of Sports Specializations
Sports specialization is practicing the same sport year-round to achieve a competitive goal or earn a scholarship. Sports specialization increases the wear and tear of a specific muscle, ligament and skeletal group and can lead to serious injuries down the road. This is known as Sports Specialization Injuries, or SSI. Studies have shown students who play the same sport repeatedly are more likely to obtain an injury during their playing season versus students who practice multiple sports year-round.
Benefits of Multi-Sports Participation
Multi-sport participation uses different sets of body parts thereby allowing more time to heal and develop different muscles groups. Young athletes perform better since they have less injuries. Multi-sports athletes also have a lower burnout rate. Burnout is common for athletes who specialize too early, with constant practices, competitions, and training. Students begin to lose passion for the sport they are specializing in.
How Chiropractic Can help Prevent Sports Injuries
A chiropractor assists young athletes by providing alignment to the spine and extremities (including arms and legs), and completes body mechanic evaluations including gait analysis to help assess muscular patterns and development. By continually keeping an athlete’s body in his or her healthiest form, he or she will train more efficiently and effectively year-round.
Youth Sports Camp Dates
Reading, Michigan — Multi Sport Award Ceremony
Detroit, Michigan — Detroit Lions Fundamentals Summer Camp
Midland, Michigan — Great Lakes Loons Summer Baseball Camp
Grand Rapids, Michigan — Grand Rapids Drive Academy
Lansing, Michigan — NFL Youth Flag Football League
Grand Rapids, Michigan — State Games of Michigan Opening Ceremony
Detroit, Michigan — Detroit Pistons Academy
Mount Pleasant, Michigan — Detroit Pistons Academy
Grand Rapids, Michigan— Michigan Games soccer Tournament
Lansing, Michigan — Lansing Ignite Youth Soccer Night
More Dates to Come!
2 Minute parents guide to raising healthy, active kids
2.5 Minute guide to being a single-sport athlete.
3 Minute guide to physical literacy.
YOUTH SPORTS HEALTH
MAC / DEA Take Back Day Campaign
April 27, 2019
Keep them safe. Clean them out. Take them back.
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