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

Ramping up for Pre-season Fitness: Chantilly Coaches Clinic

Hey Coaches, Great session last night, introducing warm ups and pre-season fitness ideas for your players. Special thanks to Mike Jorden’s U-16 Strikers team for being our demo’s and putting on a good show. Here’s a re-cap of the highlights … Continue reading

The Key to Successful ACL Injury Prevention

Looking at the numbers of ACL tears and “revisions” – that’s a nice way to say re-tears – it is very clear this an injury we want to prevent. At all costs. The question is, can we? Sportsmetrics (Hewett in … Continue reading

ACL Recovery and Return to Sport

If you are 4-6 months post ACL surgery and your doctor tells you it’s okay to return to play ask him/her this: “how do you know I am ready?” According to Dr. Tim Hewett, 85% of the doctors making this … Continue reading

Breaking News from the Science of Sports

I just got back from the 60th annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. It’s a HUGE meeting. The conference program had nearly 300 pages worth of scientific sessions, presentations, posters, and workshops to choose from. Everything for … Continue reading

Washington Spirit’s Ali Krieger Inspires After ACL Repair

“Soccer or Basketball?” That’s all I need to ask the girl at the gym. She looks about 16 and she’s got a 4 inch vertical scar down the middle of her left knee. She’s newly post ACL surgery. That goes … 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

VYSA Conference this Weekend

This Saturday, February 2nd, come on down for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association Conference at the Richmond Convention Center.  There will be some great soccer workshops and teaching sessions from 8-5 plus vendors and exhibitors with the latest ideas, gear … Continue reading

Nix the Cardio-loading and Balance Your Fitness This Year

This is gonna be a decidedly low tech Christmas and new year for me. I have just read Lenny Bernstein’s blog in the Washington Post magazine highlighting a couple of “science fitness” options: an ear bud who whispers sweet workout … Continue reading