Journal article

The delivery of injury prevention exercise programmes in professional youth soccer: Comparison to the FIFA 11.

James O'Brien, Warren Young, Caroline F Finch

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Injury prevention exercise programmes for amateur soccer have gained considerable attention, but little is known about their relevance and adaptability to professional soccer settings. The first aim of this study was to evaluate the delivery and content of injury prevention exercise programmes used by professional youth soccer teams, compared to the industry standard injury prevention exercise programme for soccer, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association's FIFA 11+. The second aim was to document specific challenges to implementing injury prevention exercise programmes in this context. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. METHODS: The participants were soccer co..

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