Methods for Screening and Preventing Common Injuries in Division I Basketball Players

by Casey James Cathrall, MSEd, CSCS
NSCA Coach January 2015
Vol 3, Issue 1


By gathering information about potential risk factors associated with basketball injuries, strength and conditioning coaches can create individualized programs to help keep their basketball athletes healthy and performing at the best of their abilities.

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There are several different screening tests and exercises that may help identify underlying issues that can lead to common injuries seen in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I basketball players. This article will focus on the common injuries seen in basketball players, effective screening protocols, prevention exercises, and training methods that can be used to identify potential risk factors associated with injuries and potentially prevent these common injuries from occurring in Division I basketball players.

This article originally appeared in NSCA Coach, a quarterly publication for NSCA Members that provides valuable takeaways for every level of strength and conditioning coach. You can find scientifically based articles specific to a wide variety of your athletes’ needs with Nutrition, Programming, and Youth columns. Read more articles from NSCA Coach Â»

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Ithaca College

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Casey Cathrall is the Director of Basketball Strength and Conditioning at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA. Previously, he served as the Direct ...

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