They’re Not Boys—Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete

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Warren Potash wrote They’re Not Boys  – Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete™ to help parents and teen female athletes understand that young female athletes have a higher risk of injury, why the risk exists, and that proper lower body training can minimize the risk.

Since the introduction of Title IX legislation almost 40 years ago with the objective of leveling the playing field for female athletes, the occurrence of female ACL (knee) injuries have become what researchers and health care professionals call the “silent epidemic.”

  • Adolescent female athletes suffer non-contact ACL (knee) injuries at an alarmingly high rate. Tim Hewett, Ph. D., a leading researcher helping understand the female athlete’s challenges says: …if you are afraid that your daughter or your athlete might get into trouble, train her.  Number one, it’s going to decrease her likelihood of injury… Number two, it’s going to make her a better athlete.
  • Dr. Edward Wojtys, a leading orthopedic surgeon and researcher, says that female ACL injuries are becoming a public health challenge.
  • A leading trainer at a Division I women’s basketball program says:  I can’t undo motor learning from youth at the collegiate level. We need to train young female athletes before they get to college.

Here are the statistics:

  • Up to 250,000 female knee injuries occur in the U.S. each year.
  • The injuries require one million patient visits.
  • Approximately 40,000 ACL surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year.
  • At $20,000 per case; it is estimated that more than $600 million is spent each year.
  • Within 12 years of ACL injury, 70% of the females will be challenged by osteoarthritis (OA).

Since 1995, Warren Potash has trained more than 600 adolescent female athletes in every sport and cheering with remarkable success. He makes the case that a significant reduction in injuries can occur when female athletes train properly and has a low-cost training program available.

This book will be available in January 2012 at the link below and at www.learn2trainsafely.com.

Contact: Warren Potash by Cell: 805-390-2456 or E-mail: warren.potash34@gmail.com

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