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Document Type

DNP - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Kay Foland


Agility T-test, Anterior cruciate ligament, Basketball, Core, Corestrength, FIFA 11+ program, Football, Frontier, Injury, Neuromuscular control, Plyometrics, Star Excursion Balance Test


This project took place in a frontier community with a high school girls’ basketball team, where there is limited access to health care. An injury prevention program, FIFA 11+ training program, was implemented to decrease the risk of injury, such as anterior cruciate ligament tears, two times a week for three months. Each basketball player completed a questionnaire that included previous injuries, including ACL or meniscus injury specifically over the last year. Each questionnaire was reviewed by physical therapist who provided instruction of use or modification of FIFA 11+ for each individual athlete. Each athlete completed a pre- and post-measurement, the SEBT and Agility T-test, prior to and after the implementation of FIFA 11+. Athletes were then provided education that included demonstration, picture handouts, and videos regarding FIFA 11+ program. The project director attended practice at least once a week to ensure proper implementation of FIFA 11+ to ensure proper implementation.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Basketball injuries -- Prevention
Women basketball players --Wounds and injuries -- Prevention
High school athletes -- Wounds and injuries -- Prevention


Includes bibliographical references (pages 64-69)



Number of Pages



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