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Jump for Sports Program

ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury FACTS

  • How many injuries are reporter annually? About 250,000 to 300,000 people per experience a complete ACL tear each year.
  • Who is most likely to sustain this type of injury? Female high school and college athletes are three to four times more likely than their male athlete counterparts.
  • Re-injury: After an ACL surgery, one in four athletes will incur a second ACL injury.
  • Recovery: Extensive rehabilitation with physical therapy is required after an ACL injury and the athlete must temporarily suspend participation in the chosen sport for an extended period.
  • Prevention: Participation in a neuromuscular training program can reduce the risk of ACL injury in female athletes, research shows.

What is the Jump for Sports™ program?

The Jump for Sports™ program is based on neuromuscular training and its effectiveness in reducing the risk of ACL injuries in female athletes. This six-week program incorporates a dynamic warm up; neuromotor training; and plyometric, agility and resistance training exercises. The program focuses on increasing overall leg strength, improving balance and agility, and jump form/mechanics with emphasis on safe techniques.

What can the Jump for Sports™ program do for me?

How does the program work?

Prior to starting the program, each athlete will participate in a pre-training assessment. Team training sessions will be performed on the field or at the court where regular practices are held. Upon completion of the program, each athlete will participate in a post-training assessment and individual review session. Trainer-to-student ratios are maintained at one trainer to 12 athletes / students or less, to ensure that each athlete receives individual attention. All training sessions are supervised by one or more of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital’s Sports Medicine physical therapists.

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The program consists of the following components:
  • Dynamic warm up
  • Neuromotor training
  • Pre- and post-training assessments
  • Jump training
  • Agility and speed training
  • Strength training
  • Individual review upon completion of program

The Injury Prevention Program Team

Our team of physical therapists are experts in the care of the young and growing athlete at the professional, collegiate, high school, middle school, recreational and club level. The team will partner with the athlete’s parents, orthopedists, pediatricians, coaches and athletic trainers to optimize performance in sport.


The Jump for Sports™ program is based on the current best evidencefor neuromuscular training to prevent knee injuries ensuring that the program is always up to date. The interdisciplinary team works together to provide the most advanced care and support for athletes and their families.

How do I sign up?

For more information about this program or to sign up, please contact our Rehabilitation Services Office Coordinator, Angela Orozco at (305) 278-5967 or email

Service Locations

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Doral Outpatient Center

3601 NW 107th Avenue
Doral, FL 33178
Phone: 786-624-3672

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Dan Marino Outpatient Center

2900 S. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL 33331
Phone: 954-385-6200
Toll-free: 1-866-558-6510

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Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center

11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: 561-624-9188

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Miramar Outpatient Center

12246 Miramar Parkway
Miramar Square
Miramar, FL 33025
Phone: 954-442-0809

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Miami Lakes Outpatient Center

15025 NW 77 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Phone: 786-313-7800

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Midtown Outpatient Center

3915 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33137
Phone: 786-624-6000

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West Kendall Outpatient Center

13400 SW 120th Street
Suite 100
Miami, FL 33186
Phone: 786-624-5363

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Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center

17615 SW 97 Avenue
(Franjo Road)
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Phone: 786-268-1777

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West Bird Outpatient Center

11449 SW 40 Street
Miami, FL 33165
Phone: 786-624-4200

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (305) 623-8413 or toll-free at (877) 624-8413.

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