Dynamos FC

Liga Norcal - NorCal Premier

Injury Prevention

As we all know, injuries are a common part of the game of soccer. It has become more prevalent, however, in recent years. This is as a result of a variety of reasons. The game is faster and to some extent players have less time to evade tackles. Youth players don't have the same coordination levels as in previous generations due to lack of outdoor activity according to a study carried out by a leading Italian Serie A club. Coaches don't always take the time to stretch players properly in today's rushed environment. The equipment has changed. Cleats don't offer much protection thesedays. While we can't guarantee an injury free soccer career to anyone, this page is about stacking the odds in our favor. 

Over the next couple of weeks we will start to put links to documents that will help you to understand what kind of work you can do at home to help avoid injuries. We will also have articles on why everything needs to be done and we will try to help you understand the needs of an athlete's body a little better.

Knee/Ankle Strengthening with Wobble Board

The wobble board is a great way to strengthen your knees and ankles. This is vital in soccer and especially for girls, who suffer ACL injuries at a rate of 3.5 to 1 in comparison with boys.

Weight Training for Soccer

This weight training routine is soccer specific and will help strengthen you to improve your chances of avoiding injury. It also improves your general strength which will help your game