Ankle, knee and muscle injuries are common in the sporting field. There is good evidence that injury risk can be improved by performing selective exercises. Exercises can be started before the season or performed as part of your regular training and warm up before the game.
There is excellent evidence of effectiveness of the FIFA 11 + for soccer, Get-Set program for multiple sports developed by the International Olympic Committee and the recently introduced Footy First program for Australian Rules Football. It is important for all ages, but can be especially effective for children and teenagers as they learn how to move well.
Early development of movement patterns and strength in sport can help minimise injury in sport in the years to come.