Table 2

Intervention components for exercise-based injury prevention programmes

StudyInterventionAgilityBalanceMobilityPlyometric*RunningStrength*
Barber Foss et al 49 Neuromuscular training
(CORE intervention)
Emery and Meeuwisse50 Neuromuscular training
(plus home-based balance training)
Espinosa et al 51 Eccentric hamstring exercises
Gilchrist et al 52 Neuromuscular training
(PEP programme)
Heidt et al 53 Neuromuscular training (Frappier Acceleration Training programme)
LaBella et al 54 Neuromuscular training
Rössler et al 55 Neuromuscular training (FIFA 11+Kids)
Söderman et al 56 Balance board training
(home-based)
Soligard et al 57 Neuromuscular training
(FIFA 11+)
Steffen et al 58 Neuromuscular training
(FIFA 11)
Waldén et al 59 Neuromuscular training (Knäkontroll)
Total (%)45%64%45%82%73%91%
  • , included; ❌, did not include; *, articles that included strength and plyometric components were assessed to determine if they met training prescription guidelines for strength and power respectively39—small symbols in a green cell indicate the article met the muscular strength (included at least 2 sets, 8–15 repetitions or 20–30 s duration, AND one progression (ie, increased intensity/difficulty)) or power (included at least 1 set, 3–15 repetitions or 10–30 s duration, AND one progression (ie, increased intensity/difficulty)) guidelines, while small symbols in an orange cell indicate they did not.

  • CORE, exercises focused on the trunk and lower extremity; PEP, Prevent injury and Enhance Performance.