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OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of a comprehensive warm-up programme designed to reduce the risk of injuries in female youth football. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial with clubs as the unit of randomisation. SETTING 125 football clubs from the south, east, and middle of Norway (65 clusters in the intervention group; 60 in the control group)(More)
BACKGROUND The Olympic Movement Medical Code encourages all stakeholders to ensure that sport is practised without danger to the health of the athletes. Systematic surveillance of injuries and illnesses is the foundation for developing preventive measures in sport. AIM To analyse the injuries and illnesses that occurred during the Games of the XXX(More)
BACKGROUND Participants' compliance, attitudes and beliefs have the potential to influence the efficacy of an intervention greatly. OBJECTIVE To characterise team and player compliance with a comprehensive injury prevention warm-up programme for football (The 11+), and to assess attitudes towards injury prevention among coaches and their association with(More)
BACKGROUND A protective effect on injury risk in youth sports through neuromuscular warm-up training routines has consistently been demonstrated. However, there is a paucity of information regarding the quantity and quality of coach-led injury prevention programmes and its impact on the physical performance of players. OBJECTIVE The aim of this(More)
Background Identifi cation of high-risk sports, including their most common and severe injuries and illnesses, will facilitate the identifi cation of sports and athletes at risk at an early stage. Aim To analyse the frequencies and characteristics of injuries and illnesses during the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010. Methods All National Olympic(More)
BACKGROUND Injury prevention programme delivery on adherence and injury risk, specifically involving regular supervisions with coaches and players on programme execution on field, has not been examined. AIM The objective of this cluster-randomised study was to evaluate different delivery methods of an effective injury prevention programme (FIFA 11+) on(More)
BACKGROUND Injury knowledge and beliefs influence uptake of prevention programmes, but the relationship between knowledge, beliefs and adherence remains unclear. AIM To describe injury knowledge and beliefs among youth female soccer coaches and players, and to identify the relationship between these factors, different delivery strategies of the FIFA 11+(More)
The protection of an athlete's health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the IOC and its Medical Commission. The IOC therefore partners with selected research centres around the world and supports research in the field of sports medicine. This has enabled the IOC to develop an international network of expert scientists and(More)
Consensus statement there may be considerable rewards, individual fame or national prestige associated with winning, not only for the athlete but for the coach and his or her entourage. These competitions also represent important showgrounds for young athletes; in some sports, this is often where talented athletes are identifi ed for a future professional(More)
In a comprehensive review presented in this issue, Alentorn-Geli et al. [1] have focused on neuromuscular training programs developed to alter risk factors associated with an ACL injury, and to reduce injury risk in soccer players. The authors conclude that neuromuscular training appears to be effective in reducing ACL injury risk and that lower extremity(More)