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Posted On: 06/29/20 6:03 AM

Everybody wants to play and everybody wants to improve their skill set and from that perspective the COVID-19 outbreak and the lock down that has gone with it have been excruciating.   On the other hand, doctors have been warning for years about the danger of year-round training and competition with regards to overuse injuries in the sport.   Children’s Hospital Colorado estimates that 50% of all junior volleyball athletes develop patella tendinitis (jumper’s knee) at some point during their playing career.   The forced break of the COVID-19 lock down may just have provided the class of 2021 with the break their bodies needed to have the best season possible in 2020. 

The top athletes from the class of 2021 will have already done the majority of the work to develop their overall skill set and volleyball IQ prior to their senior year.   Unlike the underclassman who are working hard to be able to compete with bigger, stronger and more experienced competitors, the class of 2021 will go into the fall at the top of the food chain and likely healthier than they would have if they played through the entire Spring and Summer.  

Knee, shoulder and lower back injuries are the

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