Playing Multiple Sports starting at a young age can prevent several sports injuries as it teaches the body to use different muscle groups.
In Austin volleyball courts, Baseball and soccer fields will busy with the youngest athletes this summer.
Experts say children between five and 14 years old will make up 40 percent of all sports-related injuries at hospital rooms around the area. But, Coach Kids Up is coaching the coaches to make sure kids stay healthy on the field.
The program comes at a time when more than 3.5 million kids under 14 receive treatment for sports injuries every year, according to the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. The Centers for Disease Control says more than half of those are preventable.
Newkirk the founder of Coach Kids Up states the best way to help avoid injures is by doing a good warm-up and cool down but more importantly a well-trained coach. In her program, she does everything from teaching amateur coaches proper technique, effective player motivation and skills to avoid injuries on the court and the field.
Doctors state that many want to play through the game even when they are injured which is a big mistake. If they are injured they need to be pulled out right away.
Newkirk says a good warm-up and cool down are two of the best ways to avoid injuries. Another one: a well-trained coach. She founded Coach Kids Up last year to teach amateur coaches everything from proper technique, effective player motivation and skills to avoid injuries on the court and the field. Some of the parents are parents who took on the task of coaching their child’s youth league team.