CONNECTING COACHES TO THE CLINIC
Even as integration and collaboration grows within the medical community, the medical community and the coaching community still have very little interaction. Currently the two communities connect once an athlete is injured. What if the communication and education started earlier in the athlete’s career?
Using the current literature and clinical experience, we want to challenge our current way of thinking to act proactively on movement patterning and sequencing in order to enhance injury prevention. This will also elevate athlete performance. We can accomplish this by ensuring our grassroots coaches and parents have an understanding of bio-mechanics and movement education tools. Making sure coaches have the science to help them understand the growing athlete is important. We need to couple teaching “sport skills” with teaching “foundational movement patterns” together at the same time.
The key to developing resilient athletes is when coaches and clinicians are speaking the same language regarding efficient and optimal movement early in each athletes’ career. Having coaches and clinicians supporting each other to learn more will help athlete development. Making a shift from a reactive connecting of communities to a proactive role of facilitating learning of integrative movement will have a powerful impact on every athlete’s future level of success. That is our CORE A.I.M.