ACL Injuries is the most common injury on & off the field. Very common in collegiate and high school athletes of all sports. My personal thoughts on this issue is that many athletes are receiving poor training programs and poor feedback. This blog & video will touch upon the mechanics of jumping and landing properly.
Landing efficiently involves:
A great way to see how the athlete moves is have them jumping in place. Take notice on how they jump and how they land. Film the landing or the jumping and dissect it! Where are there knees? Is the spine neutral? Do they stomp when jumping in place? This is all relative to how the athlete performs in the field. Work on the area that is most necessary and progress from there.
Looking at the bio-mechanics of landing:
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