Reducing Injuries in Children’s Football
Kirrawee Kangaroos Football Club is making injury prevention a priority, especially with children.
To assist, KKFC has partnered with Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy to promote injury Prevention programs such as:
For further details:
FIFA 11+ For Kids Program – Reducing Injuries in Children’s Football
The FIFA 11+ for Kids program is designed specifically for children under 14 years old and is aimed at reducing the risk of injuries.
Coaches are encouraged to implement this program into their training and match warm ups.
Information can be found at:
FIFA 11+ for players 14 years and older
The “FIFA 11+ ” is a complete warm-up programme to reduce injuries among male and female football players aged 14 years and older. The programme was developed by an international group of experts, and its effectiveness has been proven in a scientific study. Teams that performed the “FIFA 11+ ” at least twice a week had 30-50% fewer injured players. The programme should be performed, as a standard warm-up, at the start of each training session at least twice a week, and it takes around 20 minutes to complete. Prior to matches, only the running exercises (parts 1 and 3) should be performed.
General Policies and Factsheet
- Asthma Management Factsheet
- Blood Rules
- Blood Rules pamphlet
- Football Health & Nutrition
- Football Injury Prevention Factsheet
- Football Injury Facts & Prevention
- Good Sports Hot Weather Tips
- Hot Weather Policy
- Infectious Diseases
- Lightning Safety Policy
- Meningococcal Factsheet
- Safety Guidelines for Children and Young People in Sport
- Smartplay Safety Guidelines for Clubs, Associations & Facilities
- Sudden Cardiac Collapse & Sudden Death
- Sun Safety Policy
- Women in Sport – injury prevention & factsheets
- Other policies
Head Injuries and Concussion
Concussion is a brain injury and is defined as a complex physiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces. Concussion may be caused by either a direct or indirect blow to the head, face, neck or body causing an impulsive force transmitted to the head.
It is important that all Coaches and Managers are aware of the risk of concussion and how to deal with concussion on the field.
Hot Weather Policy
With higher temperatures occurring more frequently during the season, consideration needs to be given to the effects of heat and humidity on players, especially children.
The basic principals are:
- For Children – Cancel or postpone events involving children at ambient temperatures of 32 Degrees C or above
- For Adults – Cancel or postpone events involving children at ambient temperatures of 37 Degrees C or above
For more information: