What is the Structure of the Program?
The Classic Course and Snow Course are both progressive courses with exercises advancing each week as the participant gets stronger. Each week for 6 weeks, a new module is released with a new routine of exercises. Participants should follow the instructions (video and written) and repeat the routine on any 3 days during the week. The next week, a new set of exercises will be released as a new Module. For example, “Week 1 module”, then “Week 2 module”, and so on. Each routine includes a dynamic warm-up, then 4-5 neuromuscular training exercises, then a stretching routine, all of which takes about 20 minutes to perform. Each week, the routine targets strength, balance, landing mechanics, agility, and flexibility, which are key components for protecting the knees and reducing the risk of ACL injury. The Snow Course includes an additional 3 modules for maintenance, which are released later in the snow season.
What are the results of the program?
Over 1100 athletes have enrolled in the ACL Strong program. From those who have completed 4+ weeks of the training, only 1 has suffered an ACL injury. This was a highly experienced skier who stated that the injury was due to “the wrong skis for the conditions”. On the other hand, some people enroll in the program and do NOT follow the training. 3 of our enrollees who did NOT complete even 1 week of the program, sustained an ACL injury.
We have received excellent feedback from participants, coaches, and directors, with nearly all members reporting that they feel the ACL Strong program was beneficial for them. Participants say they “feel stronger”, they feel like they “are moving better”, and they have “less pain” than they used to. We have groups returning each year to perform the training in the pre-season, so they are stronger and more resilient going into their sport. We have been very pleased with the results and are committed to always improving the program to benefit our members.
How Long will I have access to the program?
When you purchase the course on aclstrong.com or PSIA-AASI’s thesnowpros.org, you will have LIFETIME ACCESS to your course!
When you register as a Group (i.e. soccer team, basketball team, ski area), your membership is valid for one year. You should plan to repeat the course each year during pre-season and continue some of the exercises during the season for maintenance.
All members have an option to upgrade to the VIP Club for a long-term maintenance program.
What is the Age recommendation?
Experts recommend that all athletes in high risk sports between the ages of 12-25 SHOULD be participating in an injury prevention program with neuromuscular training (like ACL Strong). It has also been proven that introducing the concepts to younger children can be very effective in establishing safer mechanics before they reach the highest-risk age range.
In ACL Strong, we have had athletes between 10 y/o and 85 y/o successfully complete our program. For those between 10-12 years old, we recommend having a parent or coach to help navigate the website and monitor form.
Is the program online?
YES. Each participant gets an account on aclstrong.com with a username and password. An introductory module explains exactly what to expect and how to use the program. Participants learn about knee movement and safety, what the ACL is, how it gets injured, and how to use good form during the exercises.
Next, the participant is ready to begin the exercise portion of the training. The exercises are instructed in detail using video, text, and images. There are modifications to increase or decrease intensity as appropriate.
Participants keep track of their progress by taking notes, so we (and their group leader) can monitor and motivate them. We communicate throughout the course to keep participants engaged.
Participants are encouraged to joint our private community on Facebook for support.
How do teams or groups join?
To register a group of any size, please email for a quote email@example.com. You have two options for payment.
- Pre-pay for your group. We will issue you a coupon code and registration link for your group members to set up their account for free. They will have immediate access to the course upon registration.
- Group members pay their portion when they register. We will issue you a coupon code and registration link for your group to self-register at the discounted rate.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started or Contact Us with the group form!