Athletic Enhancement & ACL Injury Prevention

WHO and WHAT

ATHLETES — AGES 12 – 18 YEARS OLD

Training program will include:

  • Body & Jump Mechanics
  • Plyometric drills
  • Strength training
  • Balance awareness

* All athletes will receive a sports injury test report pre & post-training

WHEN and WHERE?

DATES:

12 sessions from July 8th  – August 2nd
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday

TIMES:  3:00 – 4:30 pm

LOCATION:

CHASCO Family YMCA
1812 N Mays St
Round Rock, TX 78664

Register now

 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS JULY 2nd!

EMAIL QUESTIONS: ACLprevention@ascension.org

PHONE:  (512) 324-9999  x 87816

COST:  $200  (Mail payment to: Dell Children’s Medical Center, Rehab Services Department, Chris Scott 2k060, 4900 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723)

 

Information

Prevalance

  • Over 200,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries occur per year.
  • Over 50,000 debilitating ACL injuries occur in high school and collegiate female athletes.
  • Girls have 4-8x increased risk of ACL injury compared to boys playing similar sports.
  • ACL injuries cost over $50,000 for surgery & rehab.

Recovery

Young athletes with ACL reconstruction:

  • Rehab recover time 9 months à 1 year
  • 1/3 will decide not to return to competitive sports
  • Sit out an entire season
  • Decrease chance of scholarship or opportunity to play at the next level
  • Experience lower academic performance
  • Increase risk of long-term disability

Mechanism of ACL Injury

Most common:

  • Faulty biomechanics and technique
  • Pivoting with knee extended and foot planted
  • Sudden change of direction or cutting with sudden stop with poor body control
  • Landing from jump with knee falling inward and twisting