Play to Win: Our World Cup Champions Showed us How

Wow, what a run the US Women’s Soccer Team made to their 4th World Cup Championship! They were exciting, inspiring, motivating, and … provoking. Before the blazing images lose their luster, I want to remember what their efforts have sparked … Continue reading

The Secret to Beating ACL Injury

ACL injuries should be on the decline since we know that ACL injury prevention programs like the FIFA 11+ significantly reduce the risk of this injury. But instead, they’re on the rise — especially among high school athletes and particularly … Continue reading

16 Action Items for Healthy Sport, Fitness and Life

The world’s leaders in exercise science and sports medicine met in Minneapolis at the 65th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. The result: BIG news and reliable, evidence-based recommendations for physical activity, health and the reduction of … Continue reading

The Most Powerful Advice I Ever Received: “Just because it failed doesn’t mean you’re a failure”

Just because it failed, doesn’t mean you’re a failure. I heard this for the first time when I was in my early 20’s. Having completed an arduous laboratory experiment which required many repetitions over weeks of work, I could draw … Continue reading

Add Injury Prevention to Your Dynamic Warm-Up in 2 Minutes

Are you doing all you can to protect your players from tearing their ACLs? Instituting a regular dynamic warm-up is an important first step toward keeping our athletes healthy. In my last post, The Dynamic Warm up, Why Do it?, we looked at the … Continue reading

Are we returning injured players to sport too soon?

Why do so many kids not only keep getting injured, but keep getting re-injured?! The biggest risk factor for injury isn’t over-training or lack of fitness, poor coaching or poor preparation. It isn’t even reckless play. The biggest predictor of injury … Continue reading

Because We Care More About the Kids than the Soccer

I did something I have never done before at a Fit2Finish soccer session recently. I scrapped my complete injury prevention training plan, and we spent the whole 40 minutes talking, stretching and mending. Why? Because all but one of the players … Continue reading

Women Do Success Differently

The celebration of International Women’s Day has gotten our attention. Here in the States, “A Day without a Woman” has resulted in some school districts closing for the day because so many teachers have requested leave. This has left thousands of children … Continue reading

Do You Follow the Rules?

Warning: this will be a bit different from the usual Fit2Finish post. Read at your own risk. When I was a young athlete, a junior golfer specifically, I thought nothing of the rule declaring that ladies and juniors couldn’t play until … Continue reading