August 3, 2021,
As we look at her, writhing in pain, we sense she knows what we are thinking.
Yes, we are truly sorry for her injury but an ounce of prevention is always better than a pound of cure.
As women more aggressively engage in high level sports, the purchase of sports tape that helps prevent injuries is a very wise investment.
Athletic taping is the process of applying tape directly to the skin or over pre-wrap in order to maintain a stable position of bones and muscles during athletic activity.
It is a procedure that uses athletic tape (pressure-sensitive tape similar to surgical tape or elastic therapeutic tape), attached to the skin, to physically hold muscles or bones at a certain position. This reduces pain and aids recovery.
Taping is usually used to help recover from overuse and other injuries.
We wonder if it was strategically used more often before competition if it could reduce the risk of serious injuries.
As Female Competition International (FCI) begins to prepare for its first video shoot since 2105, one of the striking aspects to our communications with female submission wrestlers is how many of them have suffered serious injuries during their previous competitions. As a result, many of them are retired or no longer engage in fully competitive wrestling.
The numbers are quite staggering.
The general goals of athletic taping are to restrict the motion of an injured joint, in order to add stability for a temporary period of time. It compresses soft tissues to reduce swelling, support anatomical structures involved in the injury, serve as a splint or secure a splint, secure dressing or bandages, protect the injured joint from re-injury, and protect the injured part while the injured part is in the healing process.
One company that has developed a great reputation in the area of sports taping is KT Tape.
Who is KT Tape?
At their home (kttape.com) they share, “KT TAPE® is an elastic sports and fitness tape designed for muscle, ligament and tendon pain relief and support.”
Good to know.
Before our next event we plan to invest ahead of time.
They add, “KT Tape Original and Gentle tape are made of 100% cotton fibers with specialized elastic cores. KT Tape PRO, PRO Extreme and PRO X are made using a highly engineered, ultra-durable synthetic fabric with 30% stronger elastic cores. Both the cotton and synthetic materials create unidirectional elasticity which allows the athletic tape to stretch in length but not in width. As a result, the elastic fibers provide stable support without restricting range of motion like a traditional rigid athletic tape.
KT Tape PRO’s fibers allow for moisture release which is critical for comfort and wearability. As a result, the sports tape provides greater comfort over a longer period.
KT Tape’s specially formulated adhesive is latex-free, hypo-allergenic, and designed to last through humidity, sweat, showers, and multiple days of wear.”
Their wonderful product is about to be put to the test.
If you are a student athlete there is an event you should know about and next year if you decide to participate, please be safe.
LakePoint Sports To Host KT Tape Summer Show Stoppers, July 23-25
Momentum Continues as LakePoint Hits Its Stride with Fourth Champions Weekend of 2021
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Jul 19, 2021, 10:00 ET
ATLANTA, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — LakePoint Sports, the premier youth sports destination, is excited to partner with KT Tape for the KT Tape Summer Show Stoppers weekend from Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25. Over the course of those three days, top youth athletes in baseball, basketball, and beach volleyball will descend upon the 1,300-acre campus to compete in front of hundreds of college coaches and pro scouts.
Guests can also take in the scenic views LakePoint offers on Saturday, July 24, during the inaugural Red Top Road Race 5K, presented by Advanced Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Over 140 of the nation’s top baseball teams will vie for the title of best in the country as LakePoint hosts Prep Baseball Report’s (PBR) 15U National Championship at the Baseball Village. Hundreds of college coaches and pro scouts will be on campus to check out these elite players.
Across the street from the Baseball Village, the 170,000-sq.-ft. Champions Center will serve as the site for the End Game, an all-female high school basketball tournament featuring the top women’s basketball players in the country. In attendance will be some of the top women’s college programs in the nation.
Rally Volleyball’s Endless Summer will round out the KT Tape Summer Show Stoppers lineup at LakePoint. The event will take place at the Beach Pavilion and feature the top high school beach volleyball players in the southeast.
“We are excited to partner with LakePoint Sports for the Summer Show Stoppers weekend,” said Greg Venner, president and CEO at KT Tape. “This will be a special weekend full of fun and excitement and allows us to make our product benefits available to a broader community as well as the elite youth athletes that compete at LakePoint.”
The weekend will include several guest promotions and giveaways, live entertainment, a radio remote broadcast by 680 The Fan, the top sports talk radio station in the southeast, and much more.
“As the top high school athletes come to compete, we look to provide the best guest experience for the athletes, their families, and all guests who come to campus,” LakePoint Sports Director of Marketing David Pate said. “Partnering with a great brand like KT Tape allows us to create a memorable experience for our guests and provide a product that helps athletes compete at their best.”
LakePoint takes pride in its ability to safely host top-tier youth athletes and their families. Over the course of the pandemic, the campus provided young athletes a healthy respite and with opportunities to socialize and compete at the highest levels. LakePoint continues to serve as a catalyst for many athletes around the country, as thousands of student-athletes received college scholarships after safely competing on campus. LakePoint will continue to find new ways to safely operate, evolve, and engage athletes, coaches, scouts, and families, with safety as the top priority.
Fans, scouts, coaches, and media can catch all the action via LakePoint Live, powered by PlaySight. LakePoint Live features more than 130 HD cameras across campus with over 70 cameras in the Champions Center and 56 cameras across each of the eight major league-sized baseball fields (seven cameras per field) and multiple angles by court or field to catch the live action or download for viewing it later. For details, check out LakePointSports.com/LakePoint-Live.
To learn more about LakePoint Sports or the “KT Tape Summer Show Stoppers” weekend, please visit LakePointSports.com.
About LakePoint Sports
LakePoint Sports, the premier youth sports destination in the country, serves athletes in more than 30 sports year-round, including baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics and cheer. Based in the greater Atlanta area, the 1,300-acre LakePoint Sports campus features the 170,000-square-foot Champions Center with the world’s largest continuous wood floor where 12 full-court basketball games or 24 full-court volleyball games can play at once. Additionally, the campus includes eight Major League-sized baseball fields and three multi-use fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby and football, as well as a 10-court beach volleyball pavilion and a three-lake wakeboarding park. LakePoint Sports is the flagship campus for Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and offers live streaming and video-on-demand capabilities, serving as the global testing site for PlaySight Interactive. For more information, visit LakePointSports.com.
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