Why is this needed?
- 200,000 ACL injuries occur in US per year.
- 1 in 100 high school female athletes sustain a catastrophic knee injury per year – the majority are non-contact
- Females are five times more likely to sustain an ACL injury
- ACL injuries usually are accompanied by meniscal tears, bone bruises, and chondral fractures
- Females are at high risk to knee injury due to following factors: Less thigh muscular development, greater femoral anterversion, greater Q angle, increased flexibility/hyperextension, Genu valgum, external tibial rotation, excessive foot pronation, narrow intercondylar notch, increased joint laxity, and estrogen.
- All of those factors play a role in decreasing collagen strength
Does Sportsmetrics work?
Numerous studies show that sportsmetrics trained athletes show a significant decrease in ACL injuries. Studies also show an increase in Knee separation at pre-land, land, and take off.
What does Sportsmetrics consist of?
- Sportsmetrics is designed to be performed three times per week for six weeks
- Each session is approximately 90 min to 120 min
- 5 components: Dynamic warmup, Jump Training, Speed and Agility Training, Strength Training, and Flexiblity
- Jump Training is broken up into 3-2 week phases
- Phase I – Technique
- Phase II – Fundementals
- Phase III – Performance