Twenty minutes at the start of practice could be the difference in having a full, healthy roster or a depleted roster with various ailments.
FIFA 11+, a Players First resource helping to advance the Player Health & Safety pillar, consists of 15 exercises of running, strength, plyometrics and balance. It has been proven to reduce injuries in players by 35-45 percent and reduce the severity of injuries by 20-30 percent.
And the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, through Dr Terence Babwah, a past member of the FIFA Medical Committee, is looking to educate local sport doctors, physical trainers and sports physiotherapists on the FIFA 11+ programme. A workshop will be held at Salybia Resort on July 9th during which Babwah will lecture on the role of the FIFA 11 + football programme and prevention of injuries with demonstrations. (participants have already been selected)
As one of the critical components of the Player Health & Safety pillar of Players First, FIFA 11+ provides tools and resources for improving performance and reducing injury risk.