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.
ActiveSmart is your free online personal training tool. It allows you to develop tailored exercise programmes for walking, running and cycling and also provides nutritional guidelines.
Smart tips is a free online guide to help you prevent injuries and perform better in your chosen sport or activity. Customise your own Smart tips with personal or team information such as key dates, pre-game checklists and contact numbers.
(Note: the ‘Sport smart tips’ site is unavailable at this time.)
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.
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.
SnowSmart provides skiers and snowboarders with free online access to information and a personalised training programme to help prevent injuries on the slopes.
Injuries can occur not only while riding but while handling your horse. Using the correct safety equipment and understanding horse behaviour can reduce your risk of injury.
Follow the off-road code and have well-maintained gear to help prevent injuries when mountain biking.
SportSmart is a 10-point plan outlining the actions required to prevent sporting injuries.
Sporting injuries commonly occur to the head, shoulders, hamstrings, knees and ankles. Correct treatment and rehabilitation will help recovery times and may prevent further injury.
First aid courses and kits are available specifically for the treatment and management of sporting injuries.
Last updated: 20 May 2013