“Perhaps the greatest takeaway from this article, for me, was that it’s very straightforward, simple advice. This allows the coach and/or clinician to feel confident in whatever they are creating for an athlete or group of athletes, while still leaving room for individualisation for a team, sport, or single athlete.
The way this tool is structured lends itself well to application with a team or an individual, which is another way that it is unique. I have recently implemented a programme with a local high school soccer team that was absolutely influenced by this article (see this podcast where I speak on this).
The bottom line really is this: we have a lot of research to back up what goes into a solid risk reduction programme, and now we even have a way to rate what we are doing and improve it. With this knowledge, we must be critical of the programmes we are already engaged in, and we must start to push for the initiation of programmes where they do not exist.”