Brett Fischer used to see Tommy John Surgery in 25 to 28 year old athletes. Now he is seeing it in 13 year olds. What has happened to simple joy of the game and playing for fun when we push our athletes so hard they need surgeries at half the age they used to need them?
Listen to Brett explain to John what is lacking in youth sports performance, how parents can help young athletes remain healthy and play longer, and how to make it fun and still get the work you need from even the highest-level athletes.
Brett is a Licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Dry Needling provider. He has worked with the University of Florida, New York Jets, PGA & Senior PGA TOUR and the Chicago Cubs. He has served as a consultant with the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers and currently provides sports performance training and rehab to MLB, NFL,NBA,NHL and world ranked tennis players. Brett is also currently the staff Physical Therapist with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. Brett’s expertise has led to national speaking engagements, television, internet and radio appearances and he has been mentioned in periodicals such as ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, USA Today and the New York Times.
Brett received the 1997 Training & Conditioning Magazine Professional Athlete’s Comeback Player Award/Medical Team for the comeback of future Hall of fame pitcher Randy Johnson. Brett is also the inventor of the most effective and versatile abdominal device sold nationally and internationally, the AB DOLLY. Watch Brett’s VIDEO bio.
4:30 Are basic movement skills missing in our younger kids?
9:15 30 of 32 first round picks in 2017 NFL draft were multi-sport athletes. 90% of all draftees were.
19:45 Most commons injuries in youth sports that could have prevented
21:45 What can parents be doing with their kids that Brett is doing with his athletes?
27:00 There must be an off season for every sport
35:45 What is missing most in sports performance at all levels?
48:00 The Trick is to have fun with thought behind it
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