If you look at the core of most ACL injuries, the underlying problems start around puberty. That’s why it’s suggested by many competitive soccer trainers and respected youth soccer directors to enroll your child in Taekwondo, and encourage them to take an entire year off from soccer as they enter puberty.
Author Mike Slatton
Now, hopefully the soccer clubs can curb their money grab and not try to figure out a way to hijack the courts, and continue their oppression of those with the greatest athletic potential.
10,000 hours of playing soft with 21 other over-fed softies won’t make anyone HUNGER for more – more food, more money or more love. 10,000 hours of training provided to a 12 year old kid who’s driven every day to the gifted program at his school in a luxury car and given all of the love and encouragement necessary to become anything he wants in life isn’t going to produce a top quality professional soccer player.
The USWNT win of the World Cup last July is one of my greatest soccer experiences in the last few years. I was happy to have found it in it’s entirety on YouTube. You can view it here.
Watermelon is an incredibly healthy snack for soccer players, but it’s not always the easiest food to manage. Well, thanks to the fine people at Publix, we have a video of the fastest way to cut watermelon – and it can be done in less than 30 seconds (as shown in this video). It’s done by cutting both ends of the watermelon off, and …
The most memorable moments a player has about the game are rarely whether they won or lost, but instead, they remember the winnable moments.
The game is broken down into very small increments called “winnable moments“, as aggressive, sometimes violent players go head to head against other aggressive, sometimes violent players who all want to win the ball. These are the points where heroes are made and careers are ended.