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The Effects of a Commercially Available Warm-Up Program on Landing Mechanics in Female Youth Soccer Players
Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
  • Sara L. Grandstrand, Boise State University
  • Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Boise State University
  • Michelle B. Sabick, Boise State University
  • Mark DeBeliso, Boise State University
  • Kevin G. Shea, Intermountain Orthopaedics
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
5-1-2006
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine lower extremity kinematics following implementation of the Sportsmetrics Warm-Up for Injury Prevention and Performance (WIPP) training program. The hypothesis was that there would be no difference in landing mechanics between 2 groups of female youth soccer players (9-11 years of age), with 1 group (Treatment) completing the 8-week-duration (2 days per week) WIPP program and the other serving as a Control group. We recruited 21 female youth soccer players. Treatment (n = 12) and Control (n = 9) groups were established. Using the Sportsmetrics Software for Analysis of Jumping Mechanics, we analyzed lower extremity movement during landing after subjects jumped off a 30.5-cm box and immediately went into a vertical jump. No significant changes in knee separation values were observed in the Treatment group after 8 weeks of WIPP training. The results indicate that 8 weeks of WIPP training did not significantly alter landing strategies.
Citation Information
Sara L. Grandstrand, Ronald P. Pfeiffer, Michelle B. Sabick, Mark DeBeliso, et al.. "The Effects of a Commercially Available Warm-Up Program on Landing Mechanics in Female Youth Soccer Players" Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rpfeiffer/18/