SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Chances are if you are involved in Gold Crown Foundation, your child loves playing sports. But when do youth sports cross the line of becoming too much? How do athletes train effectively? What’s the difference between pushing them to compete at the next level vs. pushing them to burn out at a young age? The health of your child should always be a priority, even when it comes to performing. Get your “Sports Performance” guide below.

"The single greatest effect on performance is an athlete's state of mind."

-John Sullivan, Changing the Game Project

SIGNS OF CONCUSSION

    • A headache that gets worse or is severe
    • Confusion, extreme sleepiness or trouble waking up
    • Vomiting repeatedly
    • Trouble walking or talking
    • Any numbness, weakness or tingling in arms or legs
    • A seizure or convulsion (arms or legs stiffen or shake uncontrollably)
    • Any sudden change in thinking or behavior

HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT

    • Periodization: a process of varying the training stimulus to promote long term fitness gains
    • Cross-training by varying workouts
    • Focus on proper sport technique
    • Slow progression and avoid rapid increase in workload or intensity
    • Proper injury treatment and rehabilitation
    • Emphasis on sports as tools for fun(!), sportsmanship, fitness, skill acquisition, safety, or education

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CONCUSSION PROGRAM

  • Have questions about a possible concussion?
  • Call Children's Hospital Colorado at 720-777-2806
  • Have a consultation first, then make an appointment if needed

ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE

  • 98% ACL reconstruction graft success after 24 months
  • Pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation medication
  • Schedule an appointment

 

SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER

  • 35 Certified Athletic Trainers on staff
  • Obtained at least a Bachelor's degree and passed the Board of Certification exam
  • Work in physician clinics, high schools, sports clubs AND the Gold Crown Field House

Amber Craft

Did you know that there is a Certified Athletic Trainer at all Gold Crown Foundation events? The training room is located next to Court 5, just look for the green posts! Please contact Amber with any questions, 303-233-6776, ext. 239, or stop by and say hi next time you're at the Gold Crown Field House. Learn more about your CHCO Athletic Trainers.

PREPARING KIDS FOR THE GAME OF LIFE