|Plastic tile courts directly over concrete offer little protection against impact injuries|
One factor that can significantly decrease the chronic injuries is a softer playing surface that is more forgiving on an athlete's body during the 2-3 hour practice consisting of endless jumping, landing, and diving across the floor. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 46.5 million youth participate in sports each year in the United States. Safety, protection, and durability are characteristics that all coaches and parents can agree upon when considering what type of flooring kids will play on. The video below is a look at how Sports Performance Volleyball Club, one of the most successful boys and girls junior volleyball clubs in the country and the world, does their best to prevent injury and overuse in their junior volleyball athletes through their training schedule and training surface in their facility.
The 2015 JVA World Challenge will feature an Official FIVB Taraflex® court during competition and teams will be able to experience the benefits on their bodies' recovery after the numerous hours of play over the 3 day event.
Taraflex® Sports Floors at the Bob Devaney Sports Center, University of Nebraska
Team USA won their first Gold Medal on Taraflex® Sports Floors
at the FIVB Women’s World Championship, Italy 2014
Taraflex® by Gerflor is used by leading youth volleyball programs around the country and NCAA Division I volleyball powerhouses like the University of Nebraska and University of Hawaii, and the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB). Gerflor, through IHF and FIVB agreements, has supplied courts for handball and volleyball tournaments during the last Olympic Games in London in 2012. Its storied history is matched only by its benefits to players of all levels.
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