Source: The Inter-Mountain of West Virginia
Coaches say strength and conditioning strides in the off-season can “only make you more prepared” for the actual slate of games to come, no matter what sport it is to be played. Officials also say training can even lessen the possibility of an athlete suffering a concussion.
“Studies done show that the stronger you are, the less susceptible to injury you can be,” veteran Elkins High School football coach Greg Hott said. “Dedication to strength training is the number one way to avoid getting hurt. Across all sports, time in the weight room can benefit any athlete,” he said. “It can help you run faster, jump higher, throw harder and a lot more.”