Athletes love to focus on performance, getting faster and stronger — it’s the fun, badass part of being an athlete. That is until you get hurt and can’t be on the field or the court or your performance training suffers because of pain. Be proactive in your training. Not only will it keep you playing — it will make you a stronger, faster athlete too.
When competing in a sport you have to push yourself past your limits. That’s part of competing, it’s why you do all that training. However, this does force the body to compensate and use whatever mechanics are needed to get the job done. It is important to retrain proper movement mechanics so imbalance and compensations don’t become your normal movement.