Category Archive: Sports

Is It Healthier to Play More Than One Sport?

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There is an estimated 30-45 million school aged kids playing organized sports each year.5  Lately, there has also been a trend of young athletes training for sports at earlier ages and specializing in one sport with a goal of elite status.4 But is it healthier to play more than one sport?

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Saying Goodbye to “The Joe” – A Local Perspective

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Joe Louis Arena, which is better known as “The Joe,” has been the home of the Detroit Red Wings since 1979. The Joe is the second oldest arena in the NHL – with only Madison Square Garden being around longer – and has a lot of sports history attached to it. For many, Joe Louis Arena is just as iconic as Wrigley Field, Lambeau Field and Fenway Park.

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US Soccer: Traveling with the U-17 MNT to Honduras

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Athletico Athletic Trainer Tyler Harris had the opportunity to travel with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) to San Pedro Sula, Honduras from February 24th – March 3rd. This was the team’s last international trip before World Cup qualifying begins in Panama this April.

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8 Off-Season Golf Training Exercises

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With the unexpected warm weather we have been experiencing recently, it is likely that many of us have wanted to get out on the links sooner than later. Hopefully the wave of warm weather we have been experiencing will continue and allow for an early start to the golf season. Before the start of the season, however, it is a good idea to tune-up your body. With a few weeks of preparation, you can bring your game to the next level in 2017.

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Common Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

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Children are susceptible to certain injuries because their growth plates are still open. Sever’s Disease, Osgood-Schlatter or Sinding-Larson-Johannsen (SLJ), and Little League Elbow are just a few diagnoses that children can acquire at the growth plates. Typically children diagnosed with these injuries are very active in sports, which may cause the overuse injury in the growth plate.

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7 Common Youth Basketball Injuries

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Basketball is a popular sport amongst youth athletes, but the duration of the season in combination with the athleticism required by players can lead to injury.

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US Soccer: U-17 MNT Takes a Trip to Jamaica

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Athletico Athletic Trainer Barrett Jones traveled to Jamaica with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) in the first week of November for a pair of Friendlies – one against host Jamaica and another against Arnett Gardens.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 13

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The playoffs are finally here for many Fantasy Football leagues, which means that starting lineups must be flawless this week in order to advance to the next round.

To help Fantasy Football owners decide who to sit and who to start, Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey is offering insights into the player injuries that are impacting teams around the NFL. These insights are put together to form the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report.

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US Soccer: U-17 MNT Plays International Friendlies in Panama

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From September 24th through October 2nd, Athletico Athletic Trainer Tyler Harris had the opportunity to travel with the U-17 Men’s National Team (MNT) to Panama City for a couple of International Friendlies.

This trip was a great opportunity for Tyler and the team to get acclimated to the environment, since World Cup qualifying games will be hosted in Panama. What’s more, the team had the chance to see the venues where they will be playing during qualifying.

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Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report: Week 3

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As week three of the NFL season gets ready to kickoff, many Fantasy Football players are starting to feel the impact of injuries.

Minor injuries may mean Fantasy Football team owners need to find a substitute for a starter this week, while more serious injuries can leave owners scrambling to find a permanent replacement on their roster. To help with the decision-making process, we are highlighting tips from Athletico’s Athletic Trainer Jacob Dailey each week throughout the NFL season. These tips, called the Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report, are put together to help Fantasy Football players adjust their lineups.

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