Dear Abby, when you have a concussion, please take a seat on the sidelines

I read in Washington Post columnist Steve Goff’s recap of the Spirit vs Flash 1-1 tie that Abby Wambach “remained in the match and assisted on her team’s 85th minute goal. But at the final whistle fell to her knees and … 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

What Makes A Sports Hero? Not Potions

Who did you idolize when you were a kid? Here’s a multiple choice: a parent or grandparent a community leader or public figure? someone with a cool job? an entertainer or a movie star? a sports figure? Sports figure, right? … 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

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

Two Sports in the Same Season: What Can We Do?

Two sports in the same season, it doesn’t end. We just switch which team gets dibs on our kids. Now that fall soccer is over we head into the winter season. The fall soccer players are taking on winter sports, … Continue reading

Want to help your female athletes think and play with confidence? Write it down

Have you ever noticed that girls like to ponder things? Me too. Have you ever wondered what they’re thinking about? Me too. Do you know the best way to find out? Ask them. But don’t expect it to be that … Continue reading

How Much Does a Soccer Scholarship Cost?

Easy come, easy go. It’s just money, right?  Spent by the thousands per year on your middle school and high school aged soccer player for club fees, tournaments, travel, equipment, spirit-wear, food. And if they’re “good” enough, there’s the ODP … Continue reading

Self Esteem and the Young Athlete by Jeffrey Rhoads

Today, Fit2Finish welcomes author, athlete and longtime coach, Jeffrey Rhoads, to the blog podium. I know you will enjoy his perspective and his obvious heart for our young people and the sports they play. Jeff is the author of The Joy of … Continue reading