AVOID INJURIES DURING CHEER COMPETITION WEEK
We all know the feeling: 7 days before competition and we all wish we could bubble-wrap our athletes. Injuries occurring the week of competition have always been notoriously high. The question is: how much of this is preventable, and why exactly is there such a high concentration of injury at a time when athletes should be at their peak?
Stress, fatigue, and higher probability - caused by the number of stunts performed overall - are the obvious culprits. However, If we dig a little deeper, we come to truly understand what is causing a large number of these injuries, and how we can help prevent them.