Cramps happen to athletes, but why? Learn all about preventing muscle cramps in teen athletes from Off-Season Athlete, a trusted site of built just for teen athletes. It’s the weightlifting State Championships and the athletes are ready to leave it all on the platform. Many months have been spent training the body and mind to […]
How Teen Athletes Can Make the Most of Their Time at Home
With gyms and schools closed around the nation, athletes are scrambling to figure out how to stay in shape and keep training while at home. Off-Season Athlete is here to help and asked coaches, physical therapists, and trainers for their best advice on how to make the most of this time at home. Interestingly, many […]
Cognitive Behavior Therapy: the missing piece of injury recovery
The multisport athlete is becoming a thing of the past. Competitive seasons are becoming longer and our young athletes are practicing all year long for one sport. Because of this, evidence shows injuries are on the rise. I was not resistant to this trend as a child. I held my first tennis racquet at 3 […]
5 Reasons for More Recovery Days
Go Hard or Go Home! Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body. Sports provides an awesome opportunity for teens to learn hard work, persistence, and tolerance for uncomfortable situations. But with the way youth sports are going these days, athletes might find themselves constantly pushing the limits of their body all year round without proper recovery […]
Throwing Volume – Why Injuries in Youth Baseball are on the Rise
With Major League Baseball wrapping up the regular season and transitioning to the playoffs, some players will be entering the off-season while others will be contending for division, league, or world championships. A season that kicked off in late March will be coming to a close seven months later as a World Series champion is […]
Yoga for Teen Athletes
Yoga has become a very popular form of exercise. Many athletes are beginning to use it as a supplemental form of training. You may think it seems too slow pace, but so many have tried it and become intrigued by its challenge. Research shows yoga can enhance athletic performance and recovery. Teen athletes may not […]
Should Teen Athletes do CrossFit?
With the rise in popularity of Crossfit, many people are trying it for the first time. Off-Season Athlete asked Coach Amanda: Should Teen Athletes do Crossfit? Here’s what she said… Teen athletes are very adaptive to any form of strength and conditioning training because they are still maturing. This is the best time to introduce them […]
Weight Training for Teen Athletes: How often should you lift to get stronger?
The off-season is a crucial time to build strength for all athletes through weight training. It is when the least amount of time is spent in their sport, which should translate to more time devoted to strength and conditioning. One of the main goals is to build raw strength, which can then be refined with […]