ACL Injury Prevention Program Overview
The ACL Injury Prevention Program is a highly specific 15-minute training session that replaces the traditional warm-up. It was developed by a team of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches. The program goal is to teach players strategies to avoid injury by:
- Avoiding vulnerable positions
- Increasing flexibility
- Increasing strength
- Including plyometric exercises in training
- Increasing proprioception
This program consists of a warm-up, stretching, strengthening, plyometrics, and sport specific agility training. It is important to use proper technique during jumping moves (jump straight up and down jumps without excessive side-to-side movement), and aim for soft landings.
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