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

Can Sports Injuries Have a Silver Lining?

Does it seem like everyone is getting injured? Even the pro’s. Ronaldinho – muscle tear, out 3 months. Jores Okore – ACL tear, out 9 months. Even Messi, the great Messi, is battling a right leg injury which has taken him … Continue reading

Concussions: Seeing Double-Standard

While the NFL’s multi-million-dollar settlement with former players regarding concussion issues is front-page news, you may not have heard about Briana Scurry, famed goal keeper of the victorious U.S. Women’s World Cup team in 1999, who fights a daily battle … Continue reading

ACL Repair: Get the Best Surgeon, Be Patient

Did you hear that Robert Griffin III had knee surgery? Good grief. They even prepared an animated look at ACL reconstruction for the Monday night football audience. Of course, it was all cleaned up. No blood or gore. Not the … Continue reading

Pain AND Gain: On the Edge of Injury AND Glory

I got to spend my mornings last week with the First Ladies of soccer, the Washington Spirit. I have never seen that kind of soccer quite so up close and personal. These women are phenomenal. Just standing by, I can … Continue reading