Courtney Watson- Dir. of Sports Medicine-Recovery focus
Courtney Watson is the Director of Sports Medicine for the LA Sparks and the USA 3 on 3 Olympic Basketball Team. She is also the founder of Courts Corner(www.courtscornerla.com) a youth mentorship program for sports medicine and works side by side with Floyd Mayweather on his Performance Team. She is a busy lady and an unbelievably nice person!
Please join me as we discuss all things recovery In the pandemic world!
Courtney was by his side during Manny Pacquiao Fight helping him add recovery tools like Cryo and the basics of sports medicine. She also worked with him during his last fight with Conor McGregor. She learned a lot of things form him and and found Mind Set from Floyd to be the best!
Courtney goes into discussion on how athletes like Lebron James have made things like recovery more relatable and new athletes coming into the league might be more aware of recovery although it's still very new to them. She hopes to guide athletes about recovery so their careers can extent to 10 years or more. To her and the science behind recovery Recovery phase super important and the less time you put in the more injury prone you are.
Redefining her role as she moves from Head ATC to Dir of Performance with the LA Sparks is constantly a learning process. They have moved Recovery is part of rehab In their training room and It has made a big difference. We discuss the differences in the WNBA vs NBA. WNBA athletes basically play 2 seasons. One In the US and one Internationally and many time they overlap. Lots of travel.
We go onto the pandemic downtime. Is this good for athletes? Especially youth athletes? One of her Athletes commmented this is the best she has ever felt. This leads me to question will the PRO athlete and youth athlete come back better?
Just like all of us some athletes perform well on their own and some need to be coached up. Courtney discusses that and how she is working with her athletes through challenges like the #hydration challenge and the #recoverychallenge to motivate them.
Courtney can be found @ https://www.courtscornerla.org/
@CourtscornerLA-Twitter and IG
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