Table 2

Coaches' views about the advantages of completing the D2E programme

Response to question as stated on survey% of responding coaches' (n=24)
Players improved other athletic attributes (strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, etc)83
Reduced risk of injury (particularly to the knee and/or ankle)79
Junior players learn correct landing technique right from the outset79
Improved ability to avoid stepping rule violations63
Players improved other game skills (catching, passing, game sense, etc)50
  • D2E, Down to Earth.