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  • Volleyball Injuries

    Posted on August 21st, 2017 Alan No comments

    Came across this article titled “Overuse, specialization, club? High volume of injuries in college alarming”.

    Kristen has chosen not to play Club Volleyball next season.  Though the primary reason is she got hooked on Sand Volleyball this past summer, it doesn’t hurt that she won’t be subjected to the long repetitive indoor season.  She wants to continue to play basketball for her High School this year and next.  Sand will afford her a more flexible schedule and perhaps more options in the summer.  She skipped the Spring/Summer Select Basketball season this year.  Last year, she played on a Club “Lite” program to allow her to play Select Basketball in the Spring.

    Here are some excerpts from the article linked above:

    More and more college volleyball players are showing up on campus already broken or they break down once they arrive.

    But everyone has a responsibility to take care of the players and nobody wants to be the person to give the kids rest, not the high school coaches, the club coaches, the college coaches. The problem is not going to be solved until everyone takes a joint responsibility in giving the players the rest they need. Everyone wants to complain, but everyone’s equally responsible.

    I think a lot of people will say playing on cement all the way through is a problem,  It is a problem and with kids starting younger and younger, and there are some positives, but there’s also a cumulative effect of playing on bad surfaces all the time.

    Athletes train more than ever before and “they’re training the same motor patterns over and over and over. There’s not as much recovery time and there’s not as much general athletic training, just getting away from the sports-specific components. And that’s everywhere.

    I think cross training is really important, especially for younger kids, It so good for your body to be doing something different.

    We play too much volleyball at the junior level. Only volleyball. What I mean by that is I would rather recruit a kid who is playing some basketball, some softball, track and field, or maybe soccer, because I think we overuse the same muscle groups in that one sport. So if you’re only playing volleyball you’re wearing out the shoulders and the knees. In basketball, you have some different things and you’re running. In soccer you’re doing more cutting moves.

  • Kristen Kleymeyer ’19 Basketball Varsity 2016-2017

    Posted on February 13th, 2017 Alan No comments

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    Posted on February 13th, 2017 Alan No comments

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  • Kristen Kleymeyer ’19 Basketball 2015

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    Posted on January 1st, 2016 Alan No comments

  • Kristen Kleymeyer 2015 Powder Puff Game

    Posted on September 30th, 2015 Alan No comments

    Earns game ball with 5 interceptions.

  • Kristen Texas Warriors Elite 2019. 2015 Spring/Summer.

    Posted on August 1st, 2015 Alan No comments

  • Kristen’s 2014 8th Grade Basketball Highlights

    Posted on February 21st, 2015 Alan No comments

    So much fun to watch.

  • Gutsy come from behind win

    Posted on September 23rd, 2014 Alan No comments

    LTMS hosted an 8th Grade A team tournament this past weekend.  St. Andrews defeated Gorzycki in the finals.  Pool play was only 2 games to 15 and we split with both of those finalists! A 3-way tie for 2nd in our pool sent us to the consolation bracket.

    Check out this gutsy come back win vs Gorzycki. Kristen serving match point down 7-14 (3:16)