Serious knee injuries are sidelining female athletes at an alarming rate, with over 100,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occurring in the United States each year.
Unfortunately knee ligament injuries are occurring at rates of 2 to 10 times higher in female athletes than males. Most of these injuries are non-contact injuries occurring in sports, such as soccer, basketball, and volleyball that involve pivoting, cutting, or jumping and can keep athletes out of sports for extended periods up to 18 months. The best way to reduce injury is prevention and the sports medicine field has made a major emphasis in developing prevention programs for female athletes to address these serious knee injuries.
F.A.S.I.T is a training program based on scientific evidence based research proven to decrease knee injuries in female athletes. It is a six-week jump training program that meets three times per week on alternating days and is comprised of a dynamic warm-up, jump/plyometric drills, strength training, and flexibility exercises.F.A.S.I.T™ has been proven to:
- Reduce the risk of serious knee injury
- Increase vertical jump height by improving jumping mechanics
- Improve hamstrings to quadriceps strength and symmetry in right-to-left leg power
- Improve landing mechanics and reduce side-to-side movements at the knee
Why is this training unique?
F.A.S.I.T™ is NOT just another plyometric training program. The program is designed and structured to progress the athlete from technique development to performance enhancement.
- Athletes are supervised throughout every session, from the warm up to the concluding stretches. Student-to-trainer ratios are no higher than 6 to 1, so each athlete receives individualized recommendations and attention based upon the results of the Pre & Post Training Test.
- Each athlete has a training log to chart training progress and also receives the Test Reports, both pre-training and post-training, to see improvement.
What can I do to reduce the risk of serious knee injury?
- Get screened for injury risks! Our Sports Injury Test evaluates strength, function, flexibility, and body mechanics.
- Get involved in a training program tailored to correct deficiencies noted in testing.
- The NCAA has made it a priority to find ways to prevent injury. The NCAA stated that ”prevention programs designed to increase neuromuscular control, improve balance, and teach avoidance strategies for at-risk situations appear to be effective in decreasing injury rates.”
Before participating in the F.A.S.I.T program, Sports Ready consent form.