Soccer

Soccer

Prevention of Ankle Sprain Injuries in Youth Soccer and Basketball

Owoeye OBA, Palacios-Derflingher LM, Emery CA

Clin J Sports Med July 2018


Who participated in this study?

2265 male and female youth (11-18 years old) soccer and basketball players

When did this study occur?

2005-2011

Why did we do this research?

To examine the effectiveness of a neuromuscular training (NMT) warm-up program in reducing the risk of ankle sprain injury in youth soccer and basketball.

What did we find?

Exposure to an NMT program is significantly protective for ASI in youth soccer and basketball. Risk of ASI in youth basketball is greater than soccer, and players with a history of ASI are at greater risk

Publication

Impact of the FIFA 11+ on the structure of select muscles in adolescent female soccer players

Whittaker JL, Emery CA

Phys Ther Sport August 2015


Who participated in this study?

23 female soccer players (14-16 years old)

When did this study occur?

2011 outdoor soccer season

Why did we do this research?

To determine the impact of an injury prevention program (FIFA11+) on the structure of select trunk and leg muscles in adolescent female soccer players

What did we find?

Levels of FIFA11+ exposure were not associated with differential changes in the morphology of investigated muscles.

Publication

The effect of coach and player injury knowledge, attitudes and beliefs on adherence to the FIFA 11+

McKay CD, Steffen K, Romiti M, Finch CF, Emery CA

Br J Sports Med September 2014


Who participated in this study?

258 soccer players and 29 coaches from 31 female soccer teams

When did this study occur?

2011 outdoor season

Why did we do this research?

To describe injury knowledge and beliefs among youth female soccer coaches and players, and to identify the relationship between these factors, different delivery strategies, and adherence

What did we find?

There were gaps in injury knowledge and beliefs. Beliefs did not significantly affect adherence to the FIFA11+

Publication

Evaluation of how different implementation strategies of an injury prevention programme impact team

Steffen K, Meeuwisse WH, Romiti M, Kang J, McKay C, Bizzini M, Dvorak J, Finch C, Myklebust G, Emery CA

Br J Sports Med May 2013


Who participated in this study?

13-18 year old females in Calgary and Edmonton

When did this study occur?

2011 season

Why did we do this research?

To evaluate different delivery methods of an injury prevention program

What did we find?

Coach led delivery of the FIFA 11+ program was equally as successful with or without the presence of a physiotherapist on the field

Publicaiton

High adherence to a neuromuscular injury prevention programme

Steffen K, Emery CA, Romiti M, Kang J, Bizzini M, Dvorak J, Finch CF, Meeuwisse WH

Br J Sports Med August 2013


Who participated in this study?

13-18 year old females in Calgary and Edmonton

When did this study occur?

2011 season

Why did we do this research?

To assess different delivery methods of the programme and to examine the effect of player adherence on performance and injury risk

What did we find?

Different delivery methods minimally influenced player performance. High adherence to the program resulted in improvements in balance and reduced injury risk

Publication

The effectiveness of a training program to reduce injuries in youth soccer

Emery CA, Meeuwisse WH

Br J Sports Med June 2010


Who participated in this study?

Male and female Calgary indoor U14-U18 soccer clubs

When did this study occur?

October 2006 - March 2007

Why did we do this research?

To examine the effectiveness of a neuromuscular prevention strategy in reducing injury in youth soccer players

What did we find?

A team-based neuromuscular training program and home-based balance training program reduces risk of all injury

Publication

Risk Factors for Injury in Indoor Compared with Outdoor Adolescent Soccer

Emery CA, Meeuwisse WH

The American Journal of Sports Medicine October 2006


Who participated in this study?

Soccer players, aged 13-17, in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association

When did this study occur?

2004 outdoor season and 2004-2005 indoor season

Why did we do this research?

To compare the injury risk of outdoor soccer to indoor soccer

What did we find?

There were no differences in the injury rate or types of injuries between indoor and outdoor soccer

Publication

Risk factors for adolescent soccer


Who participated in this study?

Soccer players, aged 13-17, from the Calgary Blizzard competitive soccer teams

When did this study occur?

During one season, year not published

Why did we do this research?

To examine risk factors for injury in adolescent soccer

What did we find?

Injury rate was 5.6 injuries per 1000 player hours. Ankle and knee injuries where the injury risk was greater in games than practices. Those with a previous injury had an increased risk of injury.