Table 6

Main challenges faced in regard to obtaining player adherence and coach compliance

Number of clubs stating this challenge
Main challenges faced in obtaining player adherence
 Players concerned about experiencing muscle soreness16
 Concerned about experiencing ‘heavy legs’ during the match14
 Not convinced that the exercises will prevent injuries12
 Concerned that some exercises may increase the risk of injury7
Main challenges faced in obtaining coach compliance
 Desire of players to perform as much training as possible with the team22
 Perceived benefit of player playing is greater than the risk of injury8
 Disagrees that the player needs to be individualised4
 Does not believe in injury prevention3