Knees and ankles are the most commonly injured body parts of netballers. Most of these injuries occur on landing. Injuries to the ACL, a major stabiliser of the knee represents 25% of all serious injuries. Netball Australia’s KNEE Program is designed to prevent injuries occurring. Whether you are a player, coach or parent, this program is designed to keep you and your players on the court for longer and moving more efficiently when there.
The knee program comes in 3 levels: Junior, Recreational and Elite, so whatever level you are playing at there is a program for you. It is designed to help develop good technique for take-off, landing, change of direction and deceleration, 4 key elements of netball that put a lot of pressure on the knees.
The KNEE Program needs to be completed at least twice a week for maximum effectiveness and must be continued for the effects to be maintained. Correct technique is vital to ensure risky movements are eliminated rather than reinforced.
Here are the links to the website and program for each level