Thursday, August 2, 2012

ACL Prevention

The letters "A", "C" and "L" are innocuous enough on their own but put them together and they are the three scariest letters in the alphabet to any soccer player or coach. Over the years a tremendous amount of research has been done on the prevention of ACL injuries and several programs have been developed to use as warm-ups to increase the  strength and balance and proprioception that can help alleviate many of these injuries. Take a look at these articles and websites and see how you can incorporate ACL prevention into your warm-up.

http://www.ussoccer.com/news/coachesnet/2009/05/prevent-common-injuries-in-soccer-knee-injuries.aspx

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/playershealth/the11/


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