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Injury Prevention

As a way to reduce injuries to players, Gow-Gates and FFA recommend that teams utilise FIFA Medical and Research Centre’s (F-MARC) “The 11+”.

The “11+” is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among male and female football players aged 14 years and older.

The programme was developed by an international group of experts, and its effectiveness has been proven in a scientific study. Teams that performed the “11+” at least twice a week had 30-50% fewer injured players.

The programme should be performed, as a standard warm-up, at the start of each training session at least twice a week, and it takes around 20 minutes to complete. Prior to matches, only the running exercises (parts 1 and 3) should be performed.

For all exercises, correct performance is of great importance. Therefore, the coach should supervise the programme and correct the players if necessary.

Please click here to download a copy of the “11+” poster. Full details on the “11+” are available at http://f-Marc.com/11plus/ including videos and detailed explanations on how to perform the exercises.

 

Sources

FIFA Medical and Research Centre
http://f-marc.com/11plus/


Football Risk Management

Have you downloaded our Risk Management App?

The app is available to Affiliated Clubs within the FFA National Insurance programme.

This app includes risk management resources that clubs can complete and store without the burden of having to make paperwork available for ground managers or storing completed documents. The app provides a guide to some of the areas where risks are present that can then be identified and actions proposed to mitigate the impacts of potential incidents or injuries.