Survival Training for the Winter Ice Breaker Tournament

We’ve nearly survived the snow and ice, now how about the Icebreaker? The tournament, I mean. Can you believe spring soccer is just around the bend? This year the weather has prevented most teams from doing a lot of preseason … Continue reading

Weak core muscles increase risk of ACLs and Concussions: Let’s Get Injury Prevention Right

“Arrive early for warm ups!” says every Coach ever. The smart coach uses that time well to get the kids moving. We used to just show up to play. Now, we know that warm up is essential our players’, performance … Continue reading

Videos for the Fit2Finish Book

Here are the video links for my new book Fit2Finish: Keeping Your Soccer Players in the Game. Find your age group. Find your fun. Try it out. All the Fit2Finish games are fueled by the science of healthy sports but … Continue reading

Are Youth Soccer Coaches Smarter than Little League Coaches?

Throwing too many pitches is injuring our little leaguers. The scary thing is, coaches know this and are still putting young players at risk. A group from Case Western Reserve reports, While 100% (of coaches) were aware of the need … Continue reading

What Does an ACL Really Cost?

What does an Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) tear really cost? Young athletes don’t have a clue. I’ll never forget sitting with Katherine and her dad as we looked at the video of her performance in the screening exercises. I cautioned … Continue reading

Beating ACL Injuries: Three Steps Every Coach Can Take

ACL tear. Out for the season. Words no one ever wants to hear. But we keep hearing them. In soccer, football, basketball, field hockey, lacrosse and even in ultimate frisbee! If you know these kids personally, this becomes a personal issue. … Continue reading

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