Change the focus from injury prediction to injury prevention. Make injury prevention a transparent part of a comprehensive training program that addresses sport demands & individual athlete needs on a session-by-session basis. Start simple with a multi-stage warm-up that prepares the athlete for the demands of the session – warm-up to train or play don’t play to warm-up. This should consist of foundational movements – basic movement skills leading into more complex movements. Second use training to prepare for the demands of the sport, do not duplicate the sport and add stress to stress. Third focus on what the athlete can do, not on dysfunctions and deficits. Fourth be sure to do all this in a systematic and progressive manner that will yield results over time. Training accumulates; Rome was not built in a day. Simplicity yields complexity.

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  1. […] injured in the first place. A smart training plan can enormously reduce the risk of injuries. Vern Gambetta has shared some easy to implement thoughts on this topic. Smart training is one of the main reasons I wasn’t injured earlier. I also wrote a few tips […]

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