There is a number of studies in the literature on exercises that protect from muscle injuries in athletic population. Today, I would like to share with you one of the most realistic and integrated program for football players.
This is the “11+” FIFA program for injury prevention. The “11+” is an injury prevention program targeting on strengthening the body core, legs, improve stability and agility, among others. Few key points about the program:
- Exercises can be performed prior to every training session or at least twice a week.
- Players should perform all exercises in the correct way.
- Players should be at least 14 years of age to start with it
To learn more on the program and view exercises and exercise description please visit FIFA’s web site at