Supporting the Health & Wellness of Female Athletes
According to the Journal of Athletic Training, girls’ soccer has the highest incident of ACL injuries compared to all other sports and when comparing females to males in the same sport, females had a higher rate at 8.9 compared to males at 2.6
Influencing Effects on Performance Levels,Training and Confidence
Women’s sports has grown extensively in recent years and studies concerning female athletes have shown the various effects of training on the physiological and psychological components. Major concerns are the high ACL ratio prevalent among female athletes, Relative Energy Deficiency, hormonal variations , musculoskeletal and biomechanical assymetries, growth spurts and mental health.Athlete injuries show high triggers of depression which can influence activities of daily life, recovery and confidence levels. British Journal of Sports Medicine: 30 percent of surveyed female student-athletes showed signs of depression.