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OPDL to receive FIFA 11+ training

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The OSA and Bone and Joint Canada will be rolling out FIFA 11+ to OPDL Clubs through the training of Club Coaches in the correct techniques required to implement the program.

Year one of the roll out will focus on the OPDL Teams and their Club as a commitment to the standards set by OPDL towards Sport Science and Medicine.

About FIFA 11+

The “FIFA 11+ ” is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among male and female football players aged 14 years and older. The programme was developed by an international group of experts, and its effectiveness has been proven in a scientific study. Teams that performed the “FIFA 11+ ” at least twice a week had 30-50% fewer injured players.

The programme should be performed, as a standard warm-up, at the start of each training session at least twice a week, and it takes around 20 minutes to complete. Prior to matches, only the running exercises  should be performed.

For all exercises, correct technique is of great importance. Therefore, the
coach should supervise the programme and correct the players if necessary.

Click here for the article from the British Journal of Sport Medicine for more information on the role of the coach.


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