Reducing ACL Injuries Among Female Soccer Athletes
Join UW Health Sports Medicine athletic trainers for an interactive session on ACL injury among female soccer players. The free two-hour session will be held at the McClain Center on the UW-Madison campus and is open to coaches of female players aged 12-18.
Coaches are encouraged to bring team captains with them if the captains will be helping to lead their team members through the drills during the season.
The session will be held Sunday, March 2 at the McClain Center.
About the Session
While no single factor predisposes an athlete to increased risk, new programs and exercises have been shown to reduce an athlete’s risk of ACL injury by 52-85 percent. UW Health Sports Medicine athletic trainers will:
Approximately 100,000 injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) occur per year in the United States. Female athletes are up to 7 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury compared to male soccer or basketball athletes. ACL injuries can be devastating in the short term, and have been linked to long-term knee pain and reduced activity. While not all ACL tears are preventable, a substantial number could be avoided.
All participants will need to complete a waiver to participate in this event. Please print and complete the waiver and bring it with you on March 2. Soccer Waiver (pdf)
This event will be held at the McClain Center on the UW-Madison campus. Space is limited.