Volleyball faces an epidemic that is hurting the volleyball articles for students 2019 sport, local coaches say, and significant injuries are at the forefront
Volleyball faces an epidemic that is hurting the volleyball articles for students 2019 sport, local coaches say, and significant injuries are at the forefront
“Aside from it being a year-round sport, many of the top clubs in the state and North Texas have started having ‘non-mandatory’ practices during the school season, which essentially puts pressure on the athletes to go to school practice and then their club practices. That is too much.” Guyer freshman standout Kyndal Stowers missed three weeks with severe biceps tendinitis, an injury that occurred “because she was swinging so many times.” Stephen F. Austin beach volleyball pledge Harlie Cooper is one of two Guyer players out for the season with a torn labrum. Denton Guyer volleyball star Jordyn Williams saved her season with a trip to the doctor. By signing up you agree to our privacy policy Southlake Carroll, which began the season ranked No. 6 in the state in 6A, lost four straight matches while Minnesota pledge Natalie Glenn was out with a sprained ankle. Van Noy, whose team plays in the same district as Carroll, said Glenn has had recurring ankle problems, and “it’s just overuse.” Volleyball faces an epidemic that is hurting the volleyball articles for students 2019 sport, local coaches say, and significant injuries are at the forefront
Volleyball faces an epidemic that is hurting the volleyball articles for students 2019 sport, local coaches say, and significant injuries are at the forefront
RELATED: Final Dallas-area volleyball area rankings As coaches have watched several of the best players in the Dallas area miss significant time with injuries, they think that year-round play and specialization are hurting their sport. The NATA reported that 63% of club sport parents pay from $1,200 to $6,000 per year, with nearly 20% paying upward of $12,000 per year. The study went on to say that few families will have a child who avoids serious injury while obtaining a scholarship amount that exceeds money paid to club sport entities on a yearly basis. “High school athletes are doing physically what collegiate athletes do as far as volume is concerned,” Prosper coach Erin Kauffman said. “But at the high school/club level, many do not have access to a full-time nutritionist, sports psychologist or strength coach on staff, whereas these trained professionals are overseeing these athletes at the collegiate level to make sure they are taking care of themselves. “Making the club season shorter would be great,” Allen coach Kelley Gregoriew said. “Moving nationals up, to two weeks after the regional tournament would be helpful. It would give athletes some time before club tryouts in July, but even after tryouts clubs would need to take a step back and let the players start focusing on school ball.” “For the sake of earning a scholarship I understand specialization being a concern or decision made a player’s junior year,” DeGroot said. “However, the first two years while female athletes’ bodies are still growing and adjusting to high school, I think it is important for kids to be a multi-sport athlete.” The high school playoffs start Monday, and teams will be playing until Nov. 20-23 if they reach the UIL state tournament. The club season started last November, athletes played into early July if their team reached the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships, many had club tryouts the week or two after nationals, then the UIL season started the first week of August. 10:35 AM on Nov 1, 2019 CDT — Updated at 11:00 AM on Nov 1, 2019 CDT Greg Riddle , SportsDayHS writer and editor. I have worked at The Dallas Morning News since 2000. I cover high school sports as a reporter and help coordinate our coverage. I graduated from TCU, where I ran track and cross country. I previously worked at the Weatherford Democrat, Marshall News Messenger, Amarillo Globe-News and Arlington Morning News. 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Subscribe today for as little as $5 a month! “The problem with volleyball and specialization is that many are urged to only play volleyball because high school basketball or track meets will interfere with weeknight club practices and potentially weekend tournaments.” “I think it’s specialization,” Van Noy said. “We are very lucky that we have a strength and conditioning coach that is very aware of how these girls are using the same muscles over and over. When we lift weights, we are purposely working the other muscles that they don’t use. A lot of programs don’t have that luxury.”
Stand with us in our mission to discover and uncover the story of North Texas UCLA pledge Charitie Luper of nationally ranked Trophy Club Byron Nelson missed more than a month because of a sprained right elbow. Mansfield Lake Ridge, which was nationally ranked much of the season, lost Texas pledge Madison Williams to a season-ending torn ACL on Oct. 11. Jordyn Williams, Luper and Glenn are back for the playoffs, and the numbers show just how important it is to have them healthy and on the court. Byron Nelson is 8-0 since Luper was able to resume playing the front row, Carroll is 12-4 since Glenn came back, and Guyer is 10-1 since Williams returned. After playing club ball all summer, then getting no break before the start of the high school season because she spent time with the U.S. Girls Youth National Training Team, Williams learned that she was playing with a foot injury that was much worse than anyone imagined. Williams was sidelined nearly a month with a stress contusion. Had that gotten any worse and become a stress fracture, the season could have been over for a player who is committed to SEC champion Kentucky. /greg.riddle.94 @DMNGregRiddle Featured Today's ePaper Your City's News Best in DFW State of the City Newsletters Podcasts Timeless in Texas Curious Texas Public Notices Newspaper Archives Puzzles and games Al Día - Noticias en Español Obituaries Top High School Sports Stories Frisco Lone Star’s quarterback depth is something to be envied around the area Texas AP high school football poll : Rockwall makes big jump, Lewisville joins 6A top 25 10 Dallas-area high school football players to watch in Week 4 of the 2021 season Lovejoy’s high-powered, diversified offense separates Leopards in one of 5A’s toughest districts Notable numbers: Five Dallas-area Class 6A stats to know for Week 4 of high school football season Most Popular Stories Forney will soon boast ‘beachfront’ properties with new $800 million lagoon community Troy Aikman on whether the Cowboys’ season-opening loss to the Bucs was disappointing or encouraging What you should know about child tax credit checks going out this week Eric Clapton gets loud opening his tour in Fort Worth, but stays quiet on vaccine stance My early-pregnancy miscarriages changed my views on abortion. But then came Texas’ SB 8 Terence Steele expected to replace La’el Collins at RT vs. Chargers, says Jerry Jones The latest high school news Get the scoop on hot topics, story lines, stats, photos and more about Texas high school sports. “I absolutely think we are seeing more fatigue-related injuries because of no breaks during school and club,” Frisco Wakeland coach Kim Watson said. “I tell my kids to not attend club during the high school season. Club is asking them to not practice here. I’ve already had an athlete roll an ankle at a club practice in the middle of school season. Club right now is not necessary.” A study released Oct. 21 by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association as part of National Youth Sport Specialization Awareness Week supports the coaches’ concerns. It is estimated that the United States spends $800 million to $5.2 billion per year on injuries attributed to sport specialization. Argyle coach Megan DeGroot said that when she played club volleyball, athletes got the necessary rest and recovery time because practice started the week before January and nationals finished for all ages by the end of June. DeGroot encourages her athletes to play club because they compete against the best in the nation and gain valuable exposure to college recruiters, but she cautions that “there has to be a balance somewhere that allows kids to be kids and not tear down their bodies or burn them out so fast.” volleyball articles 2021