In 2009, FIFA started the dissemination of the 11+ programme to its 209 member associations (MAs). Based on the experience with the countrywide implementation in Switzerland and New Zealand, a guideline on how to implement the FIFA 11+ injury-prevention programme on a large scale in amateur football was developed. It is implemented either through close co-operation between F-MARC and the MAs or via FIFA Coaching Instructor courses. F-MARC supports the MAs in the preparation of the educational material in the local language and the workshops for the first group of instructors to initiate the cascade training.
A large number of MAs have included the FIFA 11+ in their coaching materials. These countries include high-profile football nations like Spain, Brazil and Germany. Creating this sort of “infrastructure” for the delivery of injury-prevention messages is very important.