Training for the Marathon: If it’s good for Caroline Wozniacki would it be good for my game?

Long distance running is good for one thing: improving your long distance running. Ms. Wosniacki seems to have stepped up her endurance for long points, long rallies, long sets and long matches by adding distance running to her training regimen. … Continue reading

New book from Fit2Finish, competitive fitness without the injuries. Look inside…

Fit2Finish: Keeping Your Soccer Players in the Game Introduction: Fit for the Game Kids and Fitness: What Does the Game Require? Sport Anatomy and Physiology: What Makes the Body Work Fitness Prescription for Sports: Meeting the Demands Fitting Fitness into … Continue reading

The Tackle that Broke Neymar’s back: FIFA, Take Action or I’m Switching to Ultimate Frisbee

Did you see the play? The Colombian defender dug his knee into Neymar’s back and pushed off with his hand on the back of Neymar’s neck to launch his challenge from behind. Poor Neymar never saw him coming. His attention … Continue reading

School Soccer + Club Soccer May Spell Too Much: Beat Overtraining Injuries with the 6+ Program

When my daughter’s team hit the fields for the spring season tune up, I was happily surprised by the healthy depth of their roster. I keep track of this stuff, as a mom and a sports medicine professional keeping a … Continue reading

Taking Action Against Concussions: 8 Things You Can Do with Your Team Right Now

Concussions are a terribly important issue in sports today. You’ll get no argument from me. I came into the conversation early digging up the facts and shaking out the recommendations. Read my investigations here: Concussions: Not Just a Bump on … Continue reading

The NSCAA Convention:10,000 Coaches!

Coaches, are you looking for simple training to keep their bodies quick, strong, and healthy using that tiny winter indoor space?  Try the Wall Jump or the Cone Step Over. Let’s keep those kids playing healthy and in the game. Thanks for doing what … Continue reading

Avoid Injuries: Take Time Off

“But we can’t afford to rest. Our archnemesis has indoor space and they’re training twice a week. Plus, they’ve registered for two indoor leagues and a futsal session. We can’t rest; we’ll lose ground.” If this is going through your … Continue reading

Concussion Roulette: Unload That Gun

Finally! Some attention for women soccer players and concussions! Briana Scurry’s surgery and recovery are front page news in the Washington Post. The good news: Briana is experiencing relief from the concussion symptoms she has endured for several years.  The … Continue reading