The Purpose of this page is to provide you with information on a range of injury management and training techniques specific to football
Acute soft tissue injury management for footballers
What you do in the first 3 days following an acute injury can have a significant effect on how quickly you are able to return to football. Click on the attached link to find out what simple steps you can take to manage acute soft tissue injuries
The “FIFA 11+ ”
The “FIFA 11+ ” is a complete warm-up programme designed 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 “FIFA 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.
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The attached document summarises the FIFA11+ program:
Does having sex before football decrease your performance?
All high level athletes are looking for that edge over their opponents. Does having sex before football make you perform better or worse? Read more to find out
Does pre-game static stretching decrease your injury risk in football?
Many footballers are have become confused by the conflicting media reporting on stretching and football. Should you stretch before football? Here’s what the evidence says:
Hydration Before Football
Adequate hydration begins well before kick off. Click on the attached hand-out to learn more about how to hydrate properly prior to your game