Damn bro, didn’t mean to steal your thunder!
Here’s a question for you though; what specific things did you all do to keep them that healthy? Smart programming? Recovery modalities? I’m interested to hear what all you can do in a big-time NCAA D1 school w/regards to regeneration.
[quote]Eric Cressey wrote:
Mike Robertson wrote:
If we’re talking performance coaches, I would say keeping your athletes healthy. They can’t train or compete if they’re injured!
You know me too well, Mike! IMO, the single-most important aspect of programming is prehab; you can’t perform if you’re injured.
Some numbers for you…
Last fall, our soccer team (which won the Big East tournament) had 2,268 player “exposures” from preseason to the last game of the NCAA tournament. An exposure was defined as a practice, game, or lifting session (times the number of players). Now, of these 2,268 exposures, we only had 38 missed sessions on a team of 28 guys as a result of injury of some sort. As such, we had a 1.7% injury rate.
Now, one would assume that if we exclude the six true freshmen who have never been involved in organized weight-training prior to the season, that we would reduce our injury rate by about 21%. Not so. Take these six guys out, and the injury rate drops by roughly one-half (to 0.88%). I suspect that if you carried this out even further, you’d see that juniors and seniors had virtually no injuries in a sport that is notorious for stubborn, minor injuries.
Food for thought…[/quote]