A proper warm-up can help prevent soccer injuries in youth

Coach/Teacher, General, Participant/Parent

December 12, 2022

A new study shows that a warm-up program can reduce injuries by 48% among young soccer players. The study assessed the FIFA11+ Kids program, a warm-up routine designed to prevent soccer-related injuries in players under 14-years-old.

The FIFA11+ program involves a short series of exercises to improve body control and awareness. Researchers reviewed previous data and compared the FIFA11+ Kids program against a normal warm-up program. They found that the FIFA11+ Kids program reduced overall injury risk, and risk of knee and ankle injuries among young soccer players.

Learn more in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/19/12044