Soccer

Returning to Play After an Injury

Injuries occur in sports. Some require rest, some rehab, sometimes treatment and modifications to activity are necessary in order to get the athlete back into competition. Every injury and every athlete is different so there is no black and white answer to how fast or what is needed to return to play. When an injury occurs, it is smart to seek out advice from a medical professional such as 

Concussion Awareness-Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms and Return-to-Play Guidelines

No topic has garnered more attention over the last several years than concussions. The media is constantly showing violent hits in the NFL, NHL and other sports and the results of the hits are being shown more and more. Recent involvement by the NFL Players Association as well as many others, have sparked medical research and education into concussions and the long term effects they may cause. This movement has sparked many changes in the way concussions are handled and will greatly benefit an athlete’s health not only today, but in the future.

Establishing Credibility and Relationships

The teams that come to facilities like Compete are looking for someone to help their programs improve and grow every day. They want someone who will help their players to perform at the highest level possible and to rise above their competitors.

Variation of Exercises

Trainers and strength coaches come up with training programs for their athletes throughout their preseason, season, and post-seasons. It will look very different depending on their sport and the individual athlete’s strengths and weaknesses.

Communicating with Coaching Staff

In the world of athletic training, strength coaching, etc., much of their daily interactions include talking with not only athletes and parents, but coaching staff as well. Therefore, it is vital for strength coaches and trainers to develop those relationships with the coaches.

Preventing ACL Tears in Female Soccer Players

One of the most common injuries seen in women’s soccer today are ACL tears. It is not uncommon to see young female soccer players, especially by college, that have torn at least one of their ACLs, if not both.

Foam Rolling and Stretching

Foam rolling is an aspect of recovery that goes hand in hand with training that has become a lot more common and popular in the last few years. Much more research has come out regarding static stretching as well.

Creating Lasting Relationships with Athletes

As a strength coach/trainer, athletes come to you to better themselves and to improve in their athletic performance. Every week new and existing athletes come to you around generally the same purpose, to get better day in and day out.

Exercise of the Month

Single leg box squat

Training Multi-Sport Athletes

Many kids grow up playing multiple sports, especially if they are born into an athletic family. From a young age, they are exposed to a variety of sports and levels of athletics.

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