MayaVate trains players to self-train and provides incentives for successful, repeated use of the training program.
September 01, 2020
Earlier today, MayaVate, launched a web-based mobile training and conditioning application designed to reduce the risk of ACL injuries in school-aged athletes. The program is comprised of static and dynamic plyometric training exercises to increase mobility and stability of the knee.
Research has proven that participation in stretching courses can reduce the possibility of an ACL injury in play by about 72%. After implementing these stretching courses at many Chicago public schools in basketball and soccer, researchers found participation in them during warm-ups reduced ACL tears by 80%, knee sprains by 70%, and ankle sprains by 62%.
Responding to these remarkable statistics, Maya, the creator of the MayaVate application, posed the question: why is this limited to school courses? Maya then set out to create the solution. MayaVate trains players to self-train and provides incentives for successful, repeated use of the training program. So rather than training coaches to teach a course that the school MayaVate is a mobile application that allows your stretching program to be wherever you are.
MayaVate is a free mobile instructional video application teaching you not only how to stretch your ACL correctly but also to motivate athletes to stretch every time before practice or play. MayaVate is working to spread awareness of ACL injuries in adolescent volleyball play; by making the exercises something that teams and individuals want to participate in. Making the exercise video into a mobile application means that they will be more accessible to a broader range of kids and will be a fun way to complete the stretches. “As a volleyball player, I have found that ACL injuries can be career-changing and can be reduced by simply stretching before practice or play,” Maya shared. “MayaVate makes stretching something fun and that you want to accomplish and be a part of.”
To utilize this free application, visit App.MayaVate.com.
The application exercises are based on a program developed and shared by the Santa Monica Institute of Sports Medicine to help spread awareness and reduce the risk of knee injuries in sports.
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