Three Easy Ways to Measure Training Demand on Your Athletes

Do you have days when it all clicks? Your players take every challenge and respond with energy, skill and enthusiasm. Then those other days when it all falls apart? Your players might as well have taken a nap or hit … 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

Coaching Girls vs Boys – Is it Really That Different? ~ by Mike Mancini

Here is a guest post from Mike Mancini, coach, parent and website owner of “Athletic Training Now,” where he offers health information and training for the youth athlete. Fit2Finish is happy to support others in the field who are leading … Continue reading

Core Fitness: Field Exercises to Build a Strong Core

Coaches, I know what you’re saying. Sure, Wendy, you’ve told us core fitness is essential. You’ve shown us how to do core fitness with the exercise ball. You’ve inspired us with your planking ability – oh wait, that was Alan … Continue reading

Core Fitness: Fitness Ball Exercises for a Strong Core

In my previous post called “Who Needs Core Fitness?” I made the case for the central role (no pun intended) for core strength in your body’s ability to move efficiently and hold still effectively. Sports require we are both stable … Continue reading

Just Don’t Get Hurt – How do you play that game?

When our daughter took the field with the high school soccer team, these words of advice were our best attempt at injury prevention. “Just don’t get hurt.” What a game plan, eh? How do you play the “just don’t get hurt” game? … Continue reading

What Kind of Kid is Soccer Making Them?

“What is best for youth soccer development?” I keep reading this question. It’s all over the news, the wires, the blogs? I get it. We’re trying to figure out what will build our soccer programs in this country. What will put winning … Continue reading