Growing pains occur when the bones are growing faster than the muscles that attach to them can adapt and lengthen. This can give the athlete pain, the sense of poor flexibility, joint being squeezed and grinding together, and altered alignment at the joints. These conditions in turn cause a decrease in speed, agility, balance, and accuracy. MAXIMUM VERTICAL POTENTIAL (MVP) teaches the young athlete to thrive during growth spurts. Send a request through the contact form to get more information! Insight into Injury is available for individual or team training. MVP – Maximum Vertical Potential. How to excel during adolescent growth spurts