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US Soccer: U15 Girls National Team

Posted on by Jenna Wendt

During the third camp of 2016 for the U-15 Girls’ National Team (GNT) in Portland, Oregon, I had the opportunity of working with the same coaches I worked with last spring in Carson, California. I was also able to work with some of the same players, so it was a great opportunity to see how they had improved and matured over the past year.

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US Soccer: U-17 Men’s National Team goes to India

Posted on by Matt Zalewski

From May 11th -26th the U-17 Men’s National Team participated in the first every international youth soccer tournament held in the country of India.  India also happens to be the host country for the 2000’s age cycle world cup to be held in October of 2017.

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Copa America Centenario 2016

Posted on by Mike Overturf

Athletico’s involvement with Copa America Centenario

At 100 years old, the Copa America Centenario is the oldest international continental “football” competition. For the first time it is being played on American soil, having only been played in South America in the past. Read More

US Soccer U16 Boys National Team: Follow Up From Italy

Posted on by Joseph Kaufmann

Over the course of the past twelve days, I have experienced working with the US Soccer U16 Boys National team in Gradisca, Italy.

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Mallet Finger: A Common Sports Injury

Posted on by Rose McAndrew

From a high level competition to a weekend pick-up game, any athlete can experience a hand injury.  Bumping, jamming, crushing, or cutting the backside of the finger near the tip, can cause a tendon injury known as a mallet finger.

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Throw the Perfect Fastball and Prevent Tommy John Surgery in Baseball

Posted on by Paul Kohler, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Major League Baseball (MLB) has had home run eras, base stealing eras, and dead ball eras.  Now, we have the “velocity” era where starting and relieving pitchers are throwing harder than ever.

  • 2007 | Pitchers 25 years or younger threw a fastball with an average velocity of 90.8 mph.
  • 2008 | 13 different relievers threw a fastball at an average of 95 mph or greater.
  • 2013 | The number of relievers that threw 95 mph or greater grew from 13 to 46.
  • 2013 | The same age group of pitchers (25 years or younger) averaged 92.5 mph fastballs.

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Do You Have Golfer’s Elbow? Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery

Posted on by Chantell Unnerstall, OTR/L, CHT

Fore!!…………..

It’s that time of year again when the links are heating up….and so are complaints of elbow pain.  Many recreational golfers may experience pain on the inside of their elbows after picking up the clubs again this summer.  Some refer to this elbow pain as “golfer’s elbow”.  This condition can be very painful, and even causes some to give up the game.

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AC Sprains and Clavicle Fractures in Ice Hockey: Bio-mechanical perspective

Posted on by Steve Chmielewski

AC Sprains and other upper body injuries:

Research in the past has identified that approximately 70% of upper extremity injuries in ice hockey occur during games and that approximately 50% of them can be defined as a sprain, strain, or a fracture.3 The most common diagnosed injury of the shoulder in hockey today is a sprain of the Acromioclavicular (AC) joint, or AC Sprains.

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