What to Expect
KIPP consists of a one-hour class, twice a week for six consecutive weeks. Courses are offered four to five times per year throughout the Chicago area at no cost to you. KIPP instructors are Certified Athletic Trainers and Licensed Physical Therapists. They are experts in sports injury prevention techniques.
KIPP instructors will lead your child through a series of progressively challenging exercises, including jump training and agility drills. Instructors provide continuous feedback to athletes about proper body mechanics. While building strength, power, agility and balance, your child will learn how to avoid unsafe knee positions and improve her athletic performance.
Please be advised that KIPP is not a treatment program for knee injuries. KIPP is a prevention program for athletes who may have had a knee injury in the past, but aren’t currently showing symptoms. Girls must be fully recovered from any injuries before they can participate. If you would like to find out if KIPP is right for your child, please call us at 312.227.6190 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lurie Children’s also offers KIPP for Coaches. This program trains coaches and physical education teachers how to implement a 15-minute KIPP warm-up routine for the athletes in their schools and community centers. In addition, coaches have access to a free online training program.