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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2017; 8(4): 317-321
Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.317
Effect of a specialized injury prevention program on static balance, dynamic balance and kicking accuracy of young soccer players
Ayelet Dunsky, Ido Barzilay, Orly Fox
Ayelet Dunsky, Ido Barzilay, Orly Fox, Department of Biomechanics, the Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Wingate Institute, Netanya 42902, Israel
Author contributions: Dunsky A designed and coordinated the research, and wrote the paper; Barzilay I performed the majority of experiments; Fox O analyzed the data.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Institutional Review Board.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Ayelet Dunsky, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomechanics, the Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Wingate Institute, On Route 4, Netanya 42902, Israel.
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Received: September 26, 2016
Peer-review started: September 28, 2016
First decision: November 10, 2016
Revised: January 11, 2017
Accepted: February 8, 2017
Article in press: February 13, 2017
Published online: April 18, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: The implementation of “FIFA 11+” for six weeks of intervention, led to a large effect size of balance improvement among young soccer players. As improvement in balance abilities may prevent injuries, soccer trainers and coaches should consider the inclusion of “FIFA 11+” as a component of training programs in young soccer players.