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Football is a collision sport. Injuries are going to happen.
Regardless of how hard or smart you train, some injuries are simply unavoidable.
And when they occur, the injured athlete enters unfamiliar territory.
* They no longer feel invincible.
* Their excitement is replaced by uncertainty and even depression.
* They fear that they’ll never get back to where they were.
* They wonder if the success they’ve dreamed about all their lives is now lost forever.
Your role as a coach takes on an entirely different component.
You now have to help them win a different game…the Comeback.
You must now give them a chance to experience success.
You have to help them understand the challenge that lies ahead and how they’ll climb that mountain.
You have to coach them, motivate them and keep them on track…and since the challenges they face are new and their confidence is shaken, your role might just be more important to them now than ever before.
The Worst Thing You Can Do To An Injured Athlete Is To Leave Them Alone
They need attention. Your attention.
They need to feel like they are still apart of the team.
And that’s your role as a Strength & Conditioning Coach and that’s your role as a Football Coach if you don’t have a Strength & Conditioning Coach on staff.
You must reestablish the mindset they need to be successful. You have to help them create a mentality that they’ll not only make it back…but they’ll be better than ever before because of the challenges they will have overcome.
And you can immediately start establishing this mentality because anytime there is an injury…whether it’s a knee, shoulder, hip or ankle…there is a way to train around it.
You can train through it and make the athlete better, start rebuilding their confidence and laying the foundation to get the back on the field.
You just need to know what to do.
That’s Where the ‘Training the Injured Athlete’ Course Comes in…