Brisbane Campus

Training for Landing and Cutting Stability in Young Soccer Players

11. Nov 2019

Injury prevention programs that incorporate neuro-muscular, plyometric, strength, and balance training have been beneficial in reducing injury risk factors and promoting proper biomechanics to promote knee stability by decreasing tress on the acl during change of directions, jumping and landing.

BIOMECHANICAL CONSIDERATIONS


  • Knee Flexion: Body posture during landing - Proper landing technique: Hips flexed, knee over midfoot, feet are shoulder width apart, feet are symmetrical and landing on ball of foot.
  • Hip Motion: The degree of hip flexion during landing helps determine the magnitude of force at the knee because hip flexion combined with knee and ankle flexion help to decrease ground reaction forces.


NEUROMUSCULAR CONSIDERATIONS


  • Quadriceps and Hamstrings Strength: Training programs that will challenge and develop both the quadriceps and the hamstrings.
  • Muscle Co-contraction: Quadriceps and hamstrings balance in force.
  • Activation of the hamstrings.


INJURY PREVENTION TRAINING PROGRAMS


  1. Core strengthening, joint stability, balance training and jump training have been shown to modify and improve landing errors such as knee valgus and varus motions, and knee hyperextension.
  2. Plyometric training, which includes jumping drills such as wall jumps and tuck jumps.

Movement Training Sessions

When

Monday (starting 11th Nov 2019) 3.30-7pm

Where

PRO SOCCER CENTRE (PSC), 88 Victoria Street, West End, QLD 4101

Presented by

ZeePro Strength and Conditioning Team

  • Carmine Lovino

COST: $60/session

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