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Coaches are key to helping prevent sports injuries.

Did you know that individuals with a history of knee injury, like an ACL tear, are 3-6 times more likely than those without a history of knee injury to develop signs of osteoarthritis?  Joint injuries are most common among athletes but occur at a higher rate in youth athletes who participate in running and jumping sports such as soccer, football, and basketball. Down the line, almost half of individuals with a knee injury will develop knee OA within 10 years. However, research has shown that neuromuscular training exercises can reduce the risk of traumatic knee injury by up to 80%.

With Remain in the Game: A Joint Effort, an injury prevention training program, coaches can help keep their players in the game! The training program is designed to help coaches educate and train athletes with exercises that increase a player’s strength, balance, and flexibility to reduce sports injuries and improve performance.  By adding these exercises to every practice, coaches can help keep players healthy by helping them avoid sports injury, giving them more time on the field.

Just 10 minutes of Remain in the Game: A Joint Effort videos could mean avoiding 10 months of recovery for your players. Make time to include Remain in the Game exercises at every practice.

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