PERFORMANCE THROUGH PREVENTION
New Zealand Football and Federations have partnered with ACC and
FIFA to implement a nationwide roll out of the FIFA 11+ injury prevention
the FIFA 11+?
The FIFA 11+ is a complete warm up programme designed to reduce
injuries among female and male players. Developed by an international group of
experts the programme should be performed as a standard warm-up at the start of
each training session at least twice a week by team coaches. The FIFA 11+ takes
around 20 minutes to complete.
been scientifically validated and has been proven to reduce the risk of all
injury by 30% and severe injuries by 50%.
does it work?
is designed to replace a traditional warm-up. It is divided into three
parts with a total of of 15 exercises. It is easy to learn and only takes
between 15-20 minutes to complete. Part one of the programme involves
some slow speed running, active stretching and some controlled partner
contacts. Part two involves a number of exercises to improve core and leg
strength, plyometrics and balance. There are three levels of difficulty
for these exercises. The final component involves further running
exercises. These are done at a higher level of intensity and involve change
of direction. The injury prevention benefit is seen when the programme is
done twice a week (or more).
can the FIFA 11+ help my team’s performance?
In addition to
reducing the risk of injury the FIFA 11+ has also been shown to enhance
performance. Athletes who do the programme regularly can expect to see
improvements in their speed, agility and balance. Individual teams will
also benefit as we know, from a study in the UEFA Champions League, that teams
who have less injuries perform better.
more information, contact your local Injury Prevention Officer or go to the http://f-marc.com/11plus/home/.