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Reducing the Risk of Football Injuries

September 23, 2014

With a new season of soccer just around the corner, here are a few pointers to help you get through the season injury free.
The most common cause of soccer injuries are contact, falls and tackles, with up to a third of the injuries arising ...from foul play.
Factors increasing your risk of injury include,
A history of previous injuries,
poor football skills,
poor physical conditioning, and inadequate playing field conditions such as poor lighting.

To help reduce the risk of injury players should always warm up and cool down properly when training and competing.
A good pre-season conditioning program focussing on endurance, strength, balance, coordination and flexibility will also greatly reduce the risk of injury as well as provide a strong foundation for high intensity training mid-season.

We also recommend that soccer balls are replaced once their water resistance qualities are lost, mouth guards and shock absorbing shin-guards always be used, along with preventative ankle taping and appropriate footwear for the conditions.
In the mean time, make sure you click on the link below to check out some of the most spectacular soccer injuries of all time. See More

— at Sunbury united sporting club


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