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Collegiate volleyball (VB) players are at risk for sports injuries. Reported time-loss injury rates for female Division III (D III) collegiate VB players range from 4.0 to 5.4 injuries per 1000 athletic exposures (AEs). Identifying risk factors in this population may help coaches to reduce injury rates via targeted training programs. The purpose of this prospective cohort study was to determine the ability of 2 functional performance tests (FPTs) [the standing long jump (SLJ) and/or the single-leg hop (SLH) for distance] to identify female D III VB players who may be at an increased risk for a non-contact time-loss lower quadrant (LQ = low back and lower extremities) injury.


Originally published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49:860-861 · May 2017.