What is the ACL Club?

The "ACL Club" is an unofficial and unfortunate social club that's commonly joked about in women and girls' soccer teams around the world.

It's become one of those "laugh so we don't cry" type clubs, because female athletes are suffering ACL injuries at a rate 4-8x more likely than male athletes.

That's a lot of time on the sidelines and not enough is being done about it.

But WHY is this the case? The most common "explanation" you will hear is that it's down to anatomical differences. While anatomy is part of it, other contributing factors are neuromuscular, hormonal, environmental (like training programs or field conditions), physical, and yes, footwear.

The only consensus around ACL injuries is that more research and education is needed. We at IDA are doing everything in our power to design with female biomechanics and optimal traction in mind. We're also trying to spread the word around ways to better support your body on the field!

While we can never truly PREVENT injuries in sports, we want female athletes to know that we're here for you. Not just on the field, but off it.

You Got This. We Got You.

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Why Coaches?

Partially because it's fun to get a surprise gift in the mail. Partially just to ensure that the socks reach a player with an actual ACL injury. Don't worry, we have a lot of other opportunities to win free socks! If you're an athletic trainer, player, teammate, parent etc, and wanting to show up for a player, please reach out directly to us via our main contact form or DM!

Coaches,

If you're reading this, you've likely had a player on your team suffer a season-ending ACL injury. We're sorry you're here, but glad you found us. Fill out some basic information at the form above, and we will send a free pair of IDA socks to lift your player's spirits! Plus check out some of the resources below.

FIFA 11+ Warmup

Why It's Important

Surfaces & Stud Length

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