Coach Joshua Brewer, a Functional Range Conditioning® mobility specialist, has successfully reduced the number of non-contact ACL injuries experienced by athletes under his care. In this article, he presents his plan for ACL injury reduction—especially as it pertains to female soccer athletes. This includes detailed joint assessments, as well as warm-ups and exercises (complete with many demonstrations).
About Joshua Brewer
Joshua Brewer is currently an assistant Olympic sports performance coach at the University of Wyoming working, with soccer, wrestling, and women’s golf. Before that, he was Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Garden City Community College, in charge of programming and training for all of the sport programs. Brewer worked as an assistant strength coach, training football and track & field athletes at Florida Atlantic University from June–December 2018. He also was a master trainer at Purlife Fitness Center in Boca Raton, FL, specializing in special populations, as well as a mobility specialist. Before that, he split time as a football assistant and as a strength & conditioning coach at Northern Colorado, working with various sport programs (football, track & field, wrestling, swim and dive). From 2000–2017, Brewer coached football, basketball, and track & field programs at the high school and junior college levels.
Brewer received his master’s degree in Sport & Exercise Science and his Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a mobility specialist through Functional Range Conditioning® (FRC®) and also Functional Movement Systems (FMS).