Welcome back to the newsletter, now combines with the blog posts!
If you have not had the chance, have a look around the site, we have a new live calendar for you to look through, and we have several live courses you might consider.
This week I have been reading studies on predicting injuries in Football. After a discussion about Strength and Conditioning and its importance for injury prevention and performance enhancement in football, I wanted to have a read and check that I was still up to date on my research.
A summary of what I found was that –
The biggest cause and also predictor of injuries appear to be related to the volume of training the footballer is involved in
Previous Injuries were the best predictor of further injuries.
Range of motion is the most important factor in reducing injuries for a footballer, especially in the later years of their career
Strength and Conditioning was one of many factors that can relate to a footballers fitness
Based on the reading I have done on speed and skill development, which I have added to the new mentorship courses, then I would suggest drills that involve range of motion with body weight control or exercises that improve speed (through acceleration or top speed).
Here is an example of some exercise for range of motion in the lower body –
Everything I read will be linked and reviewed on a new section of the website coming on Tuesday or Wednesday; it is a great add, but I don’t want to ruin it for you. However look out for the menu bar changes on our website and then a load of new content coming your way.
If you get chance, check out the new mentorship levels –
Also have a look at our calendar page and sign up to see me on the first Mentorship 3 in January, February and March (taught by me, John Hardy).
Finally we have some spaces for our top of the industry trainers to do our FTE course, this is amazing, take a look.