Soccer Medicine Program
Soccer Medicine Research
Injuries in Soccer Surveillance Study
Purpose of the study: To describe the most common injuries sustained by American soccer players and risk factors for injury.
Despite the explosion in soccer participation and popularity in the United States, no research has described the injuries sustained by our youth soccer athletes. The current study looks to identify the most common soccer-related injuries and risk factors for injury. This will establish the foundation for injury prevention efforts in the future.
Who Is Eligible
Any active youth soccer player ages 8-17 (Parent/guardian to complete survey)
What Will I Be Asked to Do?
Complete a brief soccer-specific survey every three months for two years. The initial study should take 1-5 minutes, and follow-up surveys will typically take less than one minute.
How Do I Participate?
This study on on how to prevent injuries in soccer has been designed and is actively managed by Emory's Soccer Medicine Program under the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University and Emory Healthcare.