Caring for Developing Athletes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recorded Tuesday, April 28th, 2020


Practical advice for parenting young athletes sidelined by the COVID-19 crisis

With spring sports canceled and uncertainty about what the future will hold, young athletes and their parents are confronted by unprecedented mental and physical challenges. Dr. Charles Popkin, a pediatric and adolescent sports medicine specialist, leads a group of experts from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian in a program designed to give parents of developing athletes practical advice on topics including mental health, injury management, and maintaining fitness.


Keeping Kids Active During Quaratine

Free Fitness Resources

Sport Specific Resources

High School Athlete Workout

Workout 1

Tabata 1: (Tabata is :20 work :10 rest for 8 rounds = 4 mins)

  • Prisoner Squats
  • Bench Dips
  • Good Mornings
  • Running Man Sit-up

2 minute rest

Tabata 2:

  • Squat Jumps
  • Continuing Reverse Lunge Right
  • Continuing Reverse Lunge Left
  • HR Push-ups (or PU variation)

2 Min Rest

Tabata 3:

  • Crossover Lunges
  • Single Arm high Plank Right 
  • Russian Twists
  • Single Arm High Plank Left

Speakers & Topics

  • Lauren H. Redler, MD

    • Staying Active and Fit While Quarantined
  • Lourival Baptista-Neto, MD

    • Emptiness in Youth Sports – How to avoid depression with the lack of sports and activities
    Portrait of Dr. Lourival Baptista-Neto, MD
  • Natasha N. Desai, MD

    • What to Do If Your Child Gets Hurt at Home – When to go to the ER during the COVID-19 pandemic
    Portrait of Dr. Natasha Desai
  • Joseph L. Ciccone, DPT

    • Injury and Post-Operative Recovery at Home – What is the role for telehealth physical therapy?
    Portrait of Joseph Ciccone, DPT
  • Christopher S. Ahmad, MD

    • Return to Sport During the COVID Era
  • Charles A. Popkin, MD – Moderator

    • Is It Time for a Break? – The role of early sports specialization in youth injuries
    Portrait of Dr. Charles A. Popkin