When an injury happens, no matter how unavoidable it seems, we have to examine the facts. What was the training load on the lead up to the injury? How was the athlete moving? What was the athletes physiological state when the injury happened? Could / should we have done something different?
Following a great season with ETSU men's soccer and less training & game time lost through injury than in previous years, we have had some injuries in the spring. I have to be critical of what we have done with the players to help avoid this happening in the future.
We have to be critical of our own work -
it is a duty we owe to our athletes
If a player reacts badly to a workout or program then you also have to scrutinize. The exercise, workout, or program may not be inherently bad, but for that particular athlete it may not have been appropriate.
If an injury occurs then blame should not blindly be thrown at the coach or sport scientist. There is often lots at play. Sometimes bad performances or injury do just happen. Also, there may be a large psychological aspect. What is crucial is that we examine the facts. The better our planning, record keeping, and monitoring, then the easier it will be for us to spot problems and fix them in the future.