The Importance of the Hamstring Strength in Reducing Injury Risk in Netball Players

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Amongst the many team ball sports accessible to the youth of Australia, netball is one of the most popular sports for young Australian females. The nature of the game involves high intensity and high impact movements, which can impact the growing body of youth female athletes thus rendering them susceptible to injury. These movements often include rapid acceleration, deceleration, and changes in direction, whilst at times performing jumping and/or landing movements. As a result, young […]

Influences of Internal and External Forces on Injury Risk in Netball Athletes

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As coaches, parents and athletes within netball we all know it is high intensity and high impact game involving acceleration, deceleration, and change of direction whilst performing a range of jumping and landing movements on either one or both legs such as hopping, jumping, leaping, braking, lunging and landing. These actions result in a variety […]

PART 3 – Are Female Athletes More Prone To Injury?

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Part 1 and 2 have expanded on the impact anatomical and hormonal factors have on the young female netball athlete. Part 3 focuses on the neuromuscular factors pertaining to female athletes and their risk of injury. Neuromuscular factors refer to the functioning of the nerves and muscles within the human body, and how they work […]

PART 2 – Are Female Athletes More Prone To Injury?

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As mentioned in part 1 of this article series, there are numerous factors that need to be considered in relation to how prone females are to injury, in particular knee injury to the ACL. This article will expand on the hormonal factors impacting female athletes risk of injury in relation to the young female netball […]

PART 1- Are Female Athletes More Prone To Injury?

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With more than 400, 000 participants nationwide, netball is the number one sport chose to play by Australian females (9). Due to the nature of the game, intensity and demands on the body are high. The most common areas of the body injured during netball are the ankle and knee, with the most reported damage […]

Strength Training to Prevent Injuries in Netball Athletes

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When designing appropriate strength and conditioning programs for team sports athletes, a systematic approach must be taken. Protocols exist that must be adhered to. These protocols will allow the strength and conditioning coach to individually analyze each athlete and apply those findings to the sporting discipline that the athlete participates in. In a general sense, […]