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Memorial Health System offers jump training to female athletes grades 7 through 10 in the summer. The program begins June 10.
Memorial Health Systemís Sports Medicine Program offers a summer jump training session for female athletes in grades 7 through 10. The program is designed to help student athletes prevent injury and improve performance by providing training in strengthening, jumping, flexibility, and dynamic warm-up.
The training will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Impact Sports and Fitness, 418 N. Broadway, from June 10 through July 10. Registration is due by May 24. The cost of the training is $75 per athlete.
Studies have shown that female athletes have 4-6 times increased risk for ACL injury compared to males participating at the same level in similar sports. Analysis has shown that the reason for increased risk of injury is because females jump differently than males. According to Justin Clark, LAT, ATC, the primary purpose of the summer jump training program is to help prevent knee injuries and improve overall performance.
As an Athletic Trainer, Clark works with athletes each day during the school year. This is the eighth year the summer jump training program is being offered by Memorial Health System.
Interested individuals or parents may pick up a registration form at Impact Sports and Fitness, or call Memorial Health System Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at 783-263-6664.