Youth Athletics

Coach Reggie Kitchen with my son Quint Booker in Sterling, Virginia

Here’s To Walking The Walk (And A Huge Shout Out To Coach Reginald Kitchen & Coach Mo)

Many of my Sundays are spent making a 35 mile drive from Ft. Washington, MD to Sterling, Virginia just so my son, Quint, can meet with Coach Reginald Kitchen. Now I understand that for many people, as well as many parents, this type of “optional” commute would seem excessive and ridiculous…especially just so a 10 year …

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A Comprehensive Approach to Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain

Summary of a Complete Team Approach to Ending Muscle and Joint Pain A comprehensive sports medicine approach should include  1.) A team coach for the sport   2.)  A strength coach and/or Athletic Trainer 3.) A medical doctor who specializes in sports medicine and    4.) A Chiropractor/ Physical Therapist who is a certified ART® provider.   5.) Proper …

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The Secret To Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes

A new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.  This article deals with assessing human movement, and highlights the Functional Movement Screen™ and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.  The Functional Movement Screen™ is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. “It has also been …

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Crank Your Workouts: Burn More Fat

Have you ever been frustrated over a lack of results from your workout routine? If so, you are in good company. Even the most seasoned athletes experience times when their results plateau. When you continue to put in the same effort day after day with little or no results it is safe to say that …

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Nonprofit Finds A Fun Way to Fight Childhood Obesity

Girls On The Run has now become an international organization training 8- to 10-year-old girls to run a 5k in a 10-week program while teaching them about good self esteem and life skills through fun activities.  Created by Molly Barker in 1996, Girls On The Run has grown from a group of 13 girls to tens …

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What is a Concussion? It’s Not Part of the Game

A young athlete never wants to hear the coach say, “sit out,” or “you’re done for today.” It’s easy for teens to think they are being punished when asked to sit out of a game because of a fall during the last play … a fall that really didn’t seem so bad. But sometimes, it …

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Youth Athletes: Teens and Sports Injuries

Let’s talk teens and sports injuries. There are two main types of sports injuries: an acute traumatic injury and an overuse or chronic injury. An acute traumatic injury involves a trauma from a single blow to an area of the body. They can include any of the following: fractures, strains, sprains, lacerations/cuts, abrasions/scrapes, head/neck/spinal cord …

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5 Keys to Prevent Sports-Related Injuries in Children

CNN recently compiled a list of “5 Ways To Help Your Children Stay In The Game Injury-Free.” The list goes as follows: 1.  Diversify your child’s sports portfolio. Essentially don’t just focus on one sport, but play a variety of sports so as to change the stresses on a young person’s body. 2.  Don’t let …

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