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November/December 2017

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C O A C H A D . C O M 35 perform better on tests assessing mobility and flexibility. As we know, an athlete with an excessive amount of laxity needs strength. In my eyes, the FMS is an excellent screen to educate the female athlete as to why strength training is so important. After performing the screen, we're one step closer to designing a strength training program. We can now begin to interpret the results through an algorithm. Remember, we are not fixing anything — we are addressing weak links. The general guideline is to start with mobility, since we never want to build stability over a mobility problem. Before beginning our corrective exercise breakout, we'll first find any ones followed by asymmetries. Our focus is to address the ones first, and then retest to identify whether we eliminated the asymmetry. To keep our algorithm simple, we're going to use a traffic light method. Red light exercises are those we should avoid, yellow light exercises can proceed with caution, and green light exercises are safe for strength training and corrective in nature. If we find the trunk stability test is the first area we need to address, then we will take a look at our traffic light. We'll know since the trunk stability test is performed in the sagittal plane and is a symmetrical upper-extremity motion, we can consider a pressing exercise or symmetrically loaded closed chain exercise as our red light. Our goal is to use our green light and some yellow light exercises to work our way up to successfully performing pressing exercises again. We must successfully use mobility, static and dynamic motor controls exercises first. These are corrective exercises athlete can do at home or can be mixed into training programs with their coaches. We should often retest to make sure correctives are working and identify whether we've cleared up any asymmetries in addressing one test. It takes time to make these adjustments, but it's time well spent. Jen Morse, MS, CSCS, is the lead injury prevention specialist at The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention. Learn more at www.themichelicenter.com. Circle #108 or text CADNOV 108 to 41411 Circle #109 or text CADNOV 109 to 41411 STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (ACT OF AUGUST 12, 1970, SECTION 368S, TITLE 39, UNITED STATES CODE) 1. TITLE OF PUBLICATION: COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR 2. PUBLICATION NUMBER: 12-370 3. DATE OF FILING: SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 4. FREQUENCY OF ISSUE: JAN, FEB, MAR, APR/MAY, JUNE, JULY/AUG, SEPT/OCT, NOV/DEC 5. NUMBER OF ISSUES PUBLISHED ANNUALLY: 8 6. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: $19.95 7. LOCATION OF KNOWN OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: 75 APPLEWOOD DR STE A, SPARTA, KENT COUNTY, MI 49345 8. LOCATION OF HEADQUARTERS: 75 APPLEWOOD DR STE A, SPARTA, MI 49345 9. NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PUBLISHER, EDITOR, AND MANAGING EDITOR: BRIAN VIRGONA, PUBLISHER; KEVIN HOFFMAN, EDITOR, SPARTA, MI 49345 10. OWNER: MATTHEW J. & JULIE A. MCCALLUM, GREAT AMERICAN PUBLISHING, 75 APPLEWOOD DR STE A, SPARTA, MI 49345 15. TOTAL NO. OF COPIES PRINTED (NET PRESS RUN): (AVERAGE NO. COPIES EACH ISSUE DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS – 17819). (SINGLE ISSUE NEAREST TO FILING DATE – 17424). LEGITIMATE PAID AND/OR REQUESTED DISTRIBUTION BY MAIL AND OUTSIDE THE MAIL: AVERAGE NO. OF COPIES EACH ISSUE DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS – 9647). (SINGLE ISSUE NEAREST TO FILING DATE – 10137). NONREQUESTED DISTRIBUTION BY MAIL AND OUTSIDE THE MAIL: AVERAGE NO. OF COPIES EACH ISSUE DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS – 8051). (SINGLE ISSUE NEAREST TO FILING DATE – 7191). TOTAL NO. OF COPIES DISTRIBUTED: (AVERAGE NO. OF COPIES EACH ISSUE DURING PRECEDING 12 MONTHS – 17698). (SINGLE ISSUE NEAREST TO FILING DATE – 17328). I CERTIFY THAT THE STATEMENTS MADE BY ME ABOVE ARE CORRECT AND COMPLETE. – MATTHEW J. MCCALLUM, PUBLISHER

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