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Decreased knee flexor muscle function from frequent soccer match simulations

There are many instances in team sports where matches are held every day or every other day. This occurs during tournament play as well as congested match fixtures. Competitions are considerably more taxing on players than practices, often resulting in greater soreness and muscle dama
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Reduced sleep quality preceding injury in a professional soccer player

Numerous studies have found links between sleep quality and or quantity and injury risk in athletes of various ages and levels. This has encouraged the development of novel sleep technologies and popularized the implementation of sleep-monitoring sports teams. However, one of the limi
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Greater risk of injury among specialized youth athletes

Traditionally, sport participation revolved around the academic year where student-athletes could play a seasonal sport. For example, football would be played in the fall, basketball in the winter and baseball or track and field in the spring. This format exposed youth athletes to a v
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Lack of variation in training load and injury risk in college football players

With the development of wearable GPS and inertial movement devices, quantifying training load in sports teams has become much more convenient and are becoming more affordable to smaller-budget programs. These devices quantify movement in all directions and speeds, providing the coach
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Can the FMS accurately predict non-contact injury in soccer players?

One of the most frustrating things an athlete can experience is injury. Not being able to train or compete with their teammates can be devastating The physical and psychological impact hurts both the injured athlete and the team. There’s also strong evidence to show that teams are les
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Fitness, training load and injury risk in elite soccer players

One of the best predictors of injury risk among athletes are abrupt increases in training load. These are typically observed during periods of concentrated loading such as preseason training camps where practices are often held twice daily. Other times where this may occur are followi
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Missed training sessions reduce odds of successful competition outcome

More and more research is finding a strong link between training time missed due to illness or injury and competition outcome in team-sport athletes. Essentially, a team is less likely to be successful with a greater number of training hours missed from athletes. However, it is unclea
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Lack of sleep and poor nutrition increase injury risk in elite adolescent athletes

There’s nothing more heart-breaking for a coach than witnessing a young athlete suffer an injury. Therefore, a proactive approach to mitigating injury risk is a top priority for parents and coaching staff. There are a variety of things that coaches can do to reduce injury risk among y
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Missing preseason training sessions increases injury risk

One of the strongest predictors of success throughout a competitive season is the health status of the team. Simply put, teams that can keep their best players on the field are more likely to be successful. There’s an old saying when it comes to playoff time that goes something along
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Effect of strength training on performance and injury rates in youth soccer

The vast majority of sports teams will do some type of performance testing, even if only once or twice per year. This can serve to evaluate training status and the effectiveness of the previous training program. However, very few teams monitor injury rates throughout the season. Track
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