Tier 3: W.I.S.E. (Workshop for Injury Prevention and Sports Performance Education)
W.I.S.E. aims to increase the awareness of sports-related injury risks, preventive and corrective training interventions, and treatment among coaches, parents, and players. Topics discussed will cover the broad spectrum of issues faced by young athletes from increasing sedentary trends to overtraining syndrome. Teams will learn what it takes for young athletes to improve sports performance, reduce injury risk, and optimize health for competitive play.
WISE includes both classroom and hands-on training demonstrations led by physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sport biomechanists. Teams will be educated on the fundamentals of basic strength and conditioning, with emphasis placed on the importance of preparatory training prior to participating in organized, competitive physical activity. Demonstrations of Integrative Neuromuscular Training (I.N.T.) techniques will be provided, with a special focus on proper functional mechanics and identification of injury risk red flags. Coaches will learn how to incorporate fundamental movement and injury prevention exercises into practices, ensuring early integration of safe, sport-specific preparatory training. Attendees will have the opportunity to trial these techniques, receiving feedback from the experts.