As fall sports are winding down, there seems to be no time to prepare for winter sports. Each sport places a different demand on the body. When coming into a new season it cannot be assumed that just because you played a fall sport that you are conditioned and ready for a winter sport. Some sports require more endurance than explosive energy, more flexibility than hand/eye coordination and so on. Preparing for each sport individually, as well as taking time for rest and recovery, can prevent a multitude of injuries, including overuse.