Sportsmetrics / Intro to Athletics

Intro to Athletics

Why Sportsmetrics Intro to Athletics (SMIA)?

Sportsmetrics™ was originally developed by the Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation with the focus on injury prevention. The program has been successfully preventing injuries and returning athletes back to sports for over 20 years and is internationally recognized as an evidence based injury prevention and performance program. Certified Sportsmetrics™ Specialists are trained to implement this original program with athletes of all ages. As the program has expanded and developed over the years, it became apparent that the program could be helpful in more than just injury prevention for athletes. With the guiding principle that movement is medicine and that active lifestyles help promote lifelong health and wellness, the Sportsmetrics™ team set out on making the program accessible to people beyond traditional sports.

The Beginning

Inspired by the recent vaping epidemic and increasing sedentary lifestyles, Sportsmetrics™ Introduction to Athletics (SMIA) was designed to help introduce people to the benefits of athletics.  The SMIA program is based off the original Sportsmetrics™ injury prevention program to expose people to the fundamentals of human movement and how athletics can help combat these epidemics. The goal of the SMIA program is to increase understanding and awareness of the body and the benefits of physical activity. SMIA will help foster long term habits for a movement-based lifestyle through goal setting. Physical activity has been shown to improve energy and attention as well as decreasing stress. Participating athletes will improve their self-confidence through a sense of accomplishment. The program will increase people’s mobility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular health. SMIA will help to shape attitudes and perceptions surrounding the accessibility of athletics and create an environment for attainable goal setting.

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About Sportsmetrics™

The first ACL Injury Prevention Program that is scientifically proven, was created by a team of athletic trainers, physical therapists and researchers, under the direction of Dr. Frank Noyes. Sportsmetrics™ is the foundation upon which sports-specific skills are built. Sportsmetrics™ is the first ACL injury prevention program scientifically proven to decrease serious knee ligament injuries in female athletes.

There is a way for every athlete:

  • In Cincinnati, train with Cincinnati SportsMedicine professionals.
  • Train with one of our Certified Clinical Sites or Instructors outside of the Tri-State area.
  • At home, train on your own with the Sportsmetrics Video Series.
  • As you work to get back from an injury, train with rehabilitation professionals using our Return- to-Play protocols.