Parents, coaches and volunteers contribute to their athletes’ participation in various ways. However many “support initiatives” are harmful. Let’s explore.
I am just catching up to your articles. This is one is great! I'm working on exploring the ice issue later on. it is a very controversial topic among ATs, coaches, and athletes. NSAIDs is another one that needs to be explored more in-depth.
Both Erica and your articles are excellent resources and will be included in future recommended readings for youth club members!! Thank you!
So much great information this week...thanks Greg! I'm very interested to see how the extended research on icing turns out. I've grown up with the RICE therapy attitude and application. Like many issues and techniques in training...things change over time. I try to remain open-minded and willing to change, but my experience (both observation and use) tells me ice works in many short-term applications (for recovery). Nonetheless, I will remain optimistic that new, relevant data will be revealed...so we progress toward proper and efficient counsel with our athletes.