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Dr. Chris Koutures: Gradual return to activity important for young volleyball players


Dr. Chris Koutures: Gradual return to activity important for young volleyball players


Alexia Gruszczynski digs for the A4 volleyball club/Ed Chan, VBshots.comBy Dr. Chris Koutures for VolleyballMag.comAfter long periods away from organized volleyball, there will be an understood eagerness by players and coaches to quickly return to previous levels of practice and competition. No matter when that happens — now, later this fall, or even the spring — you need a plan.To best protect young volleyball athletes, realize that amping up the number and intensity of practice too quickly or at too high a level can be a recipe for bone and soft-tissue overload injuries that put players right back out of play for long periods of time.

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