Injury Prevention: The Early, Rapid and Mature Movers Programmes

The Early, Rapid and Mature Movers programmes were designed to target specific windows of trainability for each age group and provide a framework in which players can progressively work towards being equipped to complete the full Camogie Injury Prevention Programme.

These age-specific programmes have been tailored to match the developmental needs of underage Camogie players and it is encouraged that they are made as fun as possible to increase player engagement.

The Camogie Early Movers (Under 8 – Under 12), Rapid Movers (Under 13 and Under 14), and Mature Movers (Under 15 and Under 16) Programmes are warm-ups designed for underage Camogie players.

These warm-up exercises help players build strength, coordination and develop good movement patterns, providing them with a solid foundation of movement that is specific to each stage of their physical development based on the Long-Term Player-Athlete Development Model. The exercises are not seen as a replacement for current warm-up procedures, rather it is suggested that the exercises can be introduced over time as deemed appropriate by the coach. They target
specific windows of trainability for each age group and provide a framework in which players can progressively work towards being equipped to complete the full Camogie Injury Prevention Programme (described above).

Click on the image below to read more about the programmes.

The Injury Prevention programme was developed by researchers in Dublin City University School of Health and Human Performance led by Dr Siobhán O’Connor in collaboration with the Camogie Association.

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