So, we lost Erica with a knee injury last night. She’s had issues with her knee partially dislocating and then popping back into the place in the past (subluxation), but it hasn’t been a problem in over a year. In this case, I’m not sure there’s much we could have done to prevent it, but we’ve had terrible luck with injuries this year and it’s got me wondering if some sort of strength training program next year will help cut down on some of the injuries. Anyone have any suggestions? The types of injuries we’ve had primarily are ankle sprains/strains. But we’ve also had some knee issues – torn acl, knee contusion, tendonitis (associated with a previous mcl tear), and now the knee subluxation.
On the track this year we’ve mostly run middle distance pyramid type stuff – we’ve trained less for explosiveness and more for speed-endurance. I wonder if this is part of the problem? The speed-endurance stuff is great for cardio, but less great for leg strength. Does anyone have a program they love? I still stand by my assessment that Chain-style primarily short sprint type work out is not ideal for the way my kids play the game (due to the higher number of turnovers/longer points). Any thoughts? I’m probably going to try to get one of the trainers here to design a work out program for us for next year, but I’d like to get some input first.