This story I’m going to tell you is about the greatest high school athlete I’ve ever seen in my life. I understand that in the world we live in today it’s easy to get caught up in hyperbole and poetic license for effect. I assure you, I am being completely honest when I tell you this story about one of the most talented athletes I’ve ever seen. Now before people go on throwing out names like Bo Jackson and Randy Moss I’m limiting this statement to people I’ve actually been able to witness first hand and fully grasp their talent and ability.
A few months ago I was contacted for a great opportunity to teach running mechanics and speed development at Bellarmine High School in San Jose, CA. Bellarmine High School is a storied academic institution and a powerhouse athletic program in San Jose and the C.C.S (Central Coast Section) with many championships and accolades.
I felt blessed to work with this amazing group of young athletes and show them how they can put in specific relevant work on the bike while giving their joints a break. What an amazing experience and what a talented group of young female athletes. I was shocked to see how many of these young girls already had ACL tears and they are still in High School! We have to do a little better as porfessionals on educating not just the kids but the parents about why cross-training is important for young athletes.