The Camogie Association’s Injury Prevention Programme was developed in 2019 by the Association’s Player Welfare department, in collaboration with DCU and Siobhan O’Connor, to provide knowledge and awareness to players and coaches around the most common injuries sustained on the pitch.
The Injury Prevention Programme is documented through three videos, detailing the programme through different phases a player will encounter:
- Phase 1 involves running, cutting and landing mechanics
- Phase 2 involves strength, plyometric and balance exercises
- Phase 3 involves sport specific agility and power exercises
The videos are available to watch on the Player Welfare section of our website here.
The Activate Injury Prevention Programme PDF can be downloaded here.
The Injury Prevention Programme was developed by the Association’s former Player Welfare Co-ordinator Paul O’Donovan, in collaboration with DCU and Siobhan O’Connor.
Studies had shown that the key injuries identified were knee and ankle ligament injuries and hamstring strains. Studies showed that knee injuries accounted for the highest number of overall injuries and required surgery and extensive lay-offs.
Speaking at the launch in 2019, Paul O’Donovan said: “One of the key recommendations from this research identified the need for the introduction of an appropriate Injury Prevention Programme to help reduce injury risk in Camogie players. The ‘Activate Warm -Up’ has been identified as an appropriate Injury Prevention Programme for implementation in Camogie which is outlined in this series of videos”.
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