Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine Position Statement: Neuromuscular
Training Programs can Decrease Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Youth
Soccer Players
Campbell CJ, Carson JD, Diaconescu ED,
Celebrini R, Rizzardo MR, Godbout V, Fletcher JA, McCormack R, Outerbridge R,
Taylor T, Constantini N, Cote M. Clin J Sport Med. 2014 May;24(3):263-7.
The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine has released a position statement regarding neuromuscular
training programs in youth soccer. The “position statement reviews the
literature and concludes that youth soccer players and their coaches can
decrease the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries of the knee
through the implementation of neuromuscular training (NMT) programs.” The
association also proposes “a coordinated Canada-wide adoption of such injury
prevention programs”. The document concludes with 8 recommendations.