From an S&C angle - injury prevention is not about one single part. The action is very complex and it's very rare that one element is directly related to injury.

Putting the technical aside for a moment, the good coach should be encouraging players to develop generally in the following areas:

  • ankle mobility
  • knee strength (through strength training of the legs and glutes in pushing and pulling motions)
  • hip mobility
  • lumbar spine stability
  • gleno-humeral strength (pulling strength exercises)
  • thoracic spine mobility
  • breathing patterns
  • neck positioning


Some stuff is easier than others, but most of it can go into a warm up.