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Preventing Lower Limb Injuries in Soccer Players

Gioftsidou, Asimenia F. PhD; Malliou, Paraskevi K.
Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2006
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The frequent use of balance exercises aids in the protection of athletes from possible injuries. We suggest that coaches include sport-specific balance exercises into a daily soccer-training routine. We recommend the use of devices such as mini-trampolines and balance boards with the combination of certain soccer abilities to be more interesting to the players.

Asimenia F. Gioftsidou is a physical education teacher in the department of physical education and sports science at Democritus University of Thrace.

Paraskevi K. Malliou is an assistant professor in the department of physical education and sports science at Democritus University of Thrace.

© 2006 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association