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Soccer Injuries

Sports Injuries are an inevitable part of the game and can easily impair a players performance and negatively impact a team. That is why it is important to understand soccer injuries and how you can reduce your chances of getting injured. This section provides the soccer player with the most up to date information on methods and exercises that can help prevent the most common injuries in soccer.


This Hurdle Drill Is Essential For Women Soccer Players To Prevent ACL Injury

ACL injuries are more prevalent than ever. The ACL provides rotational stability to the knee and rotational stability exercises are often ignored in both prevention and rehab protocols. The following is an excerpt from the National Athletic Trainers Association's Public Service Announcement.

Prevent Soccer Injuries In A Fun Way

Let's face it. As important as injury prevention is, it can be downright boring. But it doesn't always have to be if you have a teammate to work with. Whenever you get a chance, work on injury prevention together with a teammate or as a group. It keeps your energy level high and maintains your focus. 

Hamstring Flexibility Exercises For Soccer

The hamstrings play an important role in running and can be easily injured if not flexible. Tight hamstrings can also lead to low back and knee pain as well. The primary functions of the hamstrings are to extend the hip and flex the knee.

To Prevent Injury Try The Bulgarian Split Squat

The Bulgarian Split Squat is one of my favorite exercises for a soccer player for many reasons. First, it puts the body in a position of the end range of a stride. Your muscles are strongest at the midrange of a contraction and weakest at the end ranges. By putting the body in this end range position, your strength gains will increase by focusing on the weakest area in the range of motion.

Quick fixes while you're on the road

If your team is travelling on the road, chances are you and your teammates may have some bumps and bruises that may need to be taken care of. And you probably won't be able to access the best medical equipment right away. So here are a couple of quick fixes you can use that will help you treat your injuries while you're on the road.

A Great ACL Exercise For Womens Soccer

ACL injuries continue to remain a frustrating concern for young female soccer athletes. Generally speaking, ACL injures are 5 times more likely to occur in women than in men. There are many risk factors involved such as ligament laxity at certain stages of the menstrual cycle, females having wider hips, and other structural differences. You combine these factors with a sport like soccer that is associated with cutting, twisting, and deceleration movements, and you can see why a young female soccer athlete MUST INCLUDE INJURY PREVENTION as part of their training. 

Use This Dynamic Exercise To Prevent Soccer Injuries

Wave reaches are a must in every soccer players injury prevention program. As ankle and knee injuries are common in soccer, this exercise can address and help prevent both. It does so by improving kinesthetic awareness, glute strength, and overall lower body strength.

Single Leg Squats to Improve Strength and Stability

Single leg bench squats are a great way to build strength and stability of the lower extremity. When performed properly, they engage muscles in the hip, thigh and ankle in a dynamic and synergistic fashion. In the game of soccer, an athlete is on one foot more often than two and training the body that way will be more beneficial to the player to become more powerful, quicker and more stable, preventing injuries to the knee and ankle.

Do mouth guards help prevent concussions?

The value of having a mouth guard in preventing dental injuries has been well documented for years but does it help prevent concussions? There are three theories on how a mouth guard will prevent or reduce the chance of a concussion

    Foam Roller Sequence for Your Lower Body

    You've probably heard about the foam roller and have seen those big white foam tubes. If you haven't, you are missing out on a great tool for self massage. The muscles in the body are covered with connective tissue called fascia. When the fascia gets tight and restrictive it creates tension on the muscle, doesn't allow nutrients to properly flow easily and creates pain. The foam roller helps to stretch the fascia. This video demonstrates an entire lower body sequence.