GREENWICH, Conn. -- Join the Junior League of Greenwich and the Greenwich Library for a discussion moderated by two-time NBA All-Star Allan Houston and featuring a panel of experts from the NBA and NFL on the prevention of adolescent sports injuries.
Former Knicks star and Greenwich resident, Houston is one of the NBA’s all-time greatest long range shooters, an Olympic gold medalist, current assistant general manager of the N.Y. Knicks, and spokesman for the National Fatherhood Initiative.
Panelists include Andy Barr, director of Performance and Rehab for the N.Y. Knicks; Mubarak Malik, head of Strength and Conditioning for the New York Knicks; and Dr. Demetris Delos, orthopedic surgeon at ONS (Greenwich Hospital) and formerly of the N.Y. Giants.
The event will be held on Thursday at the Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium from 7 to 9 p.m.
This session will answer parents’ questions about their kids’ training and sports practices that may be causing injuries and will aim to teach parents how they can help their children maximize their athletic potential and lengthen their athletic career. Many parents wonder if their kids in sports are a stride, a catch, or jump away from an injury and they have unanswered questions about how their kids' sports practice could prevent injuries.
The goal of this program is to answer some of those questions. “Injuries are common in sports, but many are avoidable with the right approach to training and lifestyle," said Barr.
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