The Ramp-UP

Looking around taking in all that I’ve seen with my own eyes as well as what is being reported through the media, it seems as though the constraints that have been placed on our communities are slowly being loosened. The new norm is the term being used to describe the days ahead. Covid-19 has certainly taken its’ toll.

Although sports are not at the top of the list of priorities as far as the new norm goes, they carry a lot of weight when it comes to bringing back some sense of normalcy. Baseball, the national past time, has been pushed back with no opening date yet to be announced. Basketball was in the midst of a playoff push when play was halted. Golf courses are just now being reopened.

Which brings us to the most watched and beloved sport in the country…football. The NFL draft went virtual and was mostly pulled off without a hitch. Virtual workouts and meetings are set to begin and hopes are that the 2020 season will go as planned.

Youth coaches and trainers alike have begun ramping up workout sessions. The mindset being “if you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready”. Being the parent of athletes myself, I know firsthand how much youngsters are chomping at the bit to get back to work. From what I’ve seen, coaches and trainers are doing what needs to be done to make sure safety is the number one goal. Sessions are smaller and social distancing is being considered when setting up stations and workouts.

No one knows what the future holds, but this too shall pass. So as we slowly make are way back to life as we once knew it, we at MadMan.Media urge everyone to move forward but to do so cautiously. Coaches and trainers, let’s not forget that if you are fortunate enough to have a young athlete placed in your care for a workout or practice, it is up to you to do your best to return them in the same shape you got them. Maybe a little less energized, but no less for wear and tear.

Stay tuned, stay safe and keep working.