Playing sport

Most injuries in sport and recreation are easily preventable. One of ACC's major goals is to reduce the number and severity of injuries and keep New Zealanders playing and engaging in the activities we enjoy.

SportSmart – 10-point plan

SportSmart is a 10-point plan outlining the actions required to prevent sporting injuries.


RugbySmart is a programme jointly developed by ACC and the New Zealand Rugby Union. Players, coaches and referees can access a free online injury prevention programme covering all of the 10 steps in ACC’s SportSmart action plan.


NetballSmart provides you with free online access to information on how to prevent netball injuries. You can even create your own personalised training programme to help prepare you to take to the court.


SoccerSmart is a 10-step action plan for football injury prevention. With free online access, you can customise a training programme specific to your level of fitness and competition.

Rugby league

LeagueSmart is an injury prevention programme developed jointly by ACC and New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL). Free online information provides both players and coaches with ways they can prevent league injuries.

Snow sports

SnowSmart provides skiers and snowboarders with free online access to information and a personalised training programme to help prevent injuries on the slopes.

Mountain biking

Follow the off-road code and have well-maintained gear to help prevent injuries when mountain biking.

Last updated: 18 February 2014

Last reviewed: 17 February 2014