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Aug 14, 2020 / Sports Medicine

The Mavs Academy Team Sets the Pace for Virtual Camps and Staying Active at Home

In a recent survey evaluating how athletes responded to stay-at-home restrictions in April, our sports medicine team, led by pediatric orthopedic surgeon Henry B. Ellis, M.D., learned that athletes that play only one sport were at a greater risk for depression and anxiety. We also learned that virtual training options were both popular and beneficial for young athletes when they couldn’t get together with teammates to workout.

We know many organizations made some creative changes. We are particularly impressed with our partners at the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs Academy team quickly shifted their typical camp season from in-person to virtual options for kids of all ages and skill levels. Learn more about their virtual camps. 

While they were busy leading live weekly events, we made a plan to help the basketball fans in your house stay MAVSFIT at home. Check out these mix and match exercise guides with links to video tips so your family can get the most out of each one. Change it up day to day to engage different muscles for a total body workout by the weekend. A well-rounded exercise program is good for all children and teens and can reduce risk of injury and support building habits for an active lifestyle.

Choose the starting point based on your child’s school level, when you master those try the next level.

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