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IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa strength and conditioning program has announced the date for its inaugural women’s strength training and injury prevention clinic. The Feb. 13th clinic will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena from 8-9:45 a.m. There is no charge for the event.
Coaches, parents and female athletes, grades 6-10, are invited to attend. The goal of the clinic is to teach girls basic strength training movements they can perform without any equipment. Female athletes will learn the basics of posture, running and landing mechanics, and how to incorporate these strength training aspects into a time efficient warm up that can be used daily.
“It has become widely known that there are a tremendous amount of injuries occurring to young female athletes,” said Director of Strength and Conditioning J.C. Moreau. “As we continue to study possible causes, we are learning more about the specific physiological differences between men and women and the role these play in our training.
“Injuries in sports will never disappear, but it is our hope that we can continue to learn preventive measures, be proactive and get the information out to female athletes at the grassroots level. We believe that if young female athletes can learn these movement patterns and exercises at a young age, and practice them with consistency, they should decrease the likelihood of non-contact injuries.”
The clinic will be conducted by Moreau and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Gabby Quiggle. They will be assisted by the University of Iowa strength and conditioning staff.
Please see the attached link for a complete registration form. For more information contact Director of Strength and Conditioning J.C. Moreau at (319) 384-4268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.