The Beautiful Game, Beautifully Played

How many of us have watched in amazement and disgust this week as Elizabeth Lambert of the University of New Mexico women’s soccer team assaulted players from Brigham Young University’s team?  First, pulling a player down by her ponytail, then … Continue reading

Is it “just” Growing Pains?

I was stretching with my U13 soccer team after a scrimmage.  Through a chorus of moans and evident wincing one player told me, “Coach, no one in my class can touch their toes.”  Her teammates nodded in agreement. Yep, tight … Continue reading

NEEDED: Coaches Who Teach, Not Just Recruit

We’re seeing an alarming trend among coaches of elite athletes in all sports today: recruiting their talent rather than building it.  After all, in an environment that celebrates winning above all else, teaching the fundamentals takes too long. Why develop … Continue reading

Stretching Develops Flexibility in Body and Mind

Stretching Develops Flexibility in Body and Mind  I often get the question: when should I stretch?* The short answer is: After your workout.  After your game.  After your run.  There are 2 main reasons for this.  One is physical:  after … Continue reading