e-space
Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

    The Safe Landing warm up technique modification programme: an effective anterior cruciate ligament injury mitigation strategy to improve cutting and jump-movement quality in soccer players

    Olivares-Jabalera, Jesús, Fílter, Alberto, Dos'Santos, Thomas ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2715-0116, Ortega-Domínguez, José, Soto Hermoso, Víctor M and Requena, Bernardo (2022) The Safe Landing warm up technique modification programme: an effective anterior cruciate ligament injury mitigation strategy to improve cutting and jump-movement quality in soccer players. Journal of Sports Sciences, 40 (24). pp. 2784-2794. ISSN 0264-0414

    [img]
    Preview
    Accepted Version
    Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

    Download (917kB) | Preview

    Abstract

    The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Safe Landing (SL), a 6-week technique-modification (TM) programme, on cutting and jump-landing movement quality in football players. In a non-randomized design, 32 male semi-professional football players from two Spanish clubs participated in the study: one served as the control group (CG, n = 11), while the other performed the SL (n = 15). Performance and movement quality of drop vertical jump and 70º change of direction (COD70) were evaluated through 2D video footage pre- and post-intervention. In such tasks, the Landing Error Scoring System for first (LESS1) and second (LESS2) landings, and the Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) were used for assessing movement quality. Pre-to-post changes and baseline-adjusted ANCOVA were used. Medium-to-large differences between groups at post-test were shown in CMAS, LESS1 and LESS2 (p < 0.082, ղ2 = 0.137–0.272), with small-to-large improvements in SL (p < 0.046, ES=0.546–1.307), and CG remaining unchanged (p > 0.05) pre-to-post. In COD70 performance, large differences were found between groups (p < 0.047, ղ2 = 0.160–0.253), with SL maintaining performance (p > 0.05, ES=0.039–0.420), while CG moderately decreasing performance (p = 0.024, ES=0.753) pre-to-post. The SL is a feasible and effective TM program to improve movement quality and thus potential injury risk in cutting and landing, while not negatively affecting performance.

    Impact and Reach

    Statistics

    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    8Downloads
    6 month trend
    61Hits

    Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

    Altmetric

    Repository staff only

    Edit record Edit record