Steve Barrett: Injury Risk Reduction Strategies in Elite Football

At a recent Catapult workshop at St George’s Park, Dr. Steve Barrett, First Team Lead Sport Scientist at Hull City Tigers, gave a presentation on injury risk reduction strategies in elite football. Providing an insight into the processes used at the highest levels of football, Steve’s presentation looked at a number of key topics, including: 

  • Can we really prevent injuries? (00:50) 
  • The importance of establishing clear goals for sports medicine and sports science departments (02:00) 
  • Key ways sports scientists can monitor performance to reduce the potential risk of injury to players (05:30) 
  • How injury risk reduction strategies can be put into practice during pre-season training (25:15)
  • Reviewing the effectiveness of processes and analysing results in the appropriate context (37:00)