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Training adolescent female athletes since 1995 with Warren Potash

August 16, 2013

Warren Potash, the managing partner of Learn2TrainSafely.com, a Specialist in Exercise Therapy, Sports Nutrition, and a Sports Performance Coach who has been training adolescent female athletes since 1995 with remarkable success joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Nutrition Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Warren Potash discuss the following:

  • What are some of the reasons that female athletes need to value training to play sports? Are you saying that female athletes have not always trained to play sports?
  • Why did you start your website: www.learn2trainsafely.com ?
  • The subtitle of your book is “Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete” and you say that “all female athletes must value training to play sports”, why are both of these concepts so important?
  • If a female athlete suffers an ACL injury (knee) or other injuries like rotator cuff (shoulder area for overhand sports) – are the long term effects different for a female as opposed to a same age male athlete?
  • Why is your book: They’re Not Boys… important for parents, female athletes, and volunteer coaches of these young women?
  • Why is it so important that before every season, every female athlete and their parents and coaches need to understand the athletes must get proper rest and daily nutrition, set SMART goals, and train to play sports must become a standard practice in youth sports...?
  • How does the female athlete benefit from a lower body, safe and age-appropriate training program that is integral to skills training for all female athletes?


Duration: 17:07


As the father of a two sport D III female athlete, a trainer of more than 600 teen female athletes since 1995, and as a former athlete I am uniquely qualified to speak to the challenges all female athletes need to address during their teenage years.


I studied biomechanics, kinesiology, human anatomy, and spent more than 250 hours working in sports medicine physical therapy clinics as part of 1,500 hours that were required for my [ISSA] certifications after I created, co-developed, and co-authored Your Lower Back (1993); the first book by a patient (me) and his doctor to help everyone understand how a spine-safe exercise program will help the majority of people dealing with low back pain.


Immediately after the book was published I became interested in the non-contact ACL injury challenge for all female athletes when my daughter started playing travel softball and basketball. I created and co-developed the training progressions that I have used since 1995 to help more than 600 adolescent female athletes with sport-specific training to play sports that has produced remarkable results as not one teen has ever reported an ACL injury (which was not expected).  I have also developed exercise programs and personally trained men, women, and children with a variety of medical challenges with my spine-safe training philosophy.


In 2003, my colleagues and I co-authored two online CEU courses at www.issaonline.com  that helps numerous trainers; Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete.  In 2010, I launched www.learn2trainsafely.com to provide quality information so every user can value training to play sports for teen female athletes playing every sport. 

In January 2012, my new book: They’re Not Boys – Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete™ has been published.


Training Philosophy: To help every individual achieve, or surpass their personal goals with a safe and age-appropriate, functional/integrated, and spine-safe conditioning program.


Links: www.learn2trainsafely.com