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Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov;43(11):2628-37. doi: 10.1177/0363546515602009. Epub 2015 Sep 16.

Efficacy of the FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program in the Collegiate Male Soccer Player.

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1
Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation, Santa Monica, California, USA Department of Biomechanical and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA Institute for Sports Sciences, Los Angeles, California, USA hollysilverspt@gmail.com.
2
Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation, Santa Monica, California, USA Institute for Sports Sciences, Los Angeles, California, USA.
3
Santa Monica Sports Medicine Foundation, Santa Monica, California, USA.
4
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC), Zurich, Switzerland.
5
Biostatistics Core Facility, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA.
6
Department of Biomechanical and Movement Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA Department of Physical Therapy and Biomechanics and Movement Science Program, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 11+ program has been shown to be an effective injury prevention program in the female soccer cohort, but there is a paucity of research to demonstrate its efficacy in the male population.

HYPOTHESIS:

To examine the efficacy of the FIFA 11+ program in men's collegiate United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and Division II soccer.

STUDY DESIGN:

Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1.

METHODS:

Before the commencement of the fall 2012 season, every NCAA Division I and Division II men's collegiate soccer team (N = 396) was solicited to participate in this research study. Human ethics review board approval was obtained through Quorum Review IRB. Sixty-five teams were randomized: 34 to the control group (CG; 850 players) and 31 to the intervention group (IG; 675 players). Four teams in the IG did not complete the study, reducing the number for analysis to 61. The FIFA 11+ injury prevention program served as the intervention and was utilized weekly. Athlete-exposures (AEs), compliance, and injury data were recorded using a secure Internet-based system.

RESULTS:

In the CG, 665 injuries (mean ± SD, 19.56 ± 11.01) were reported for 34 teams, which corresponded to an incidence rate (IR) of 15.04 injuries per 1000 AEs. In the IG, 285 injuries (mean ± SD, 10.56 ± 3.64) were reported for 27 teams, which corresponded to an IR of 8.09 injuries per 1000 AEs. Total days missed because of injury were significantly higher for the CG (mean ± SD, 13.20 ± 26.6 days) than for the IG (mean ± SD, 10.08 ± 14.68 days) (P = .007). There was no difference for time loss due to injury based on field type (P = .341).

CONCLUSION:

The FIFA 11+ significantly reduced injury rates by 46.1% and decreased time loss to injury by 28.6% in the competitive male collegiate soccer player (rate ratio, 0.54 [95% CI, 0.49-0.59]; P < .0001) (number needed to treat = 2.64).

KEYWORDS:

FIFA 11+; epidemiology; injury prevention; neuromuscular training

PMID:
26378030
PMCID:
PMC4839291
DOI:
10.1177/0363546515602009
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