You need to recover after playing hard.
Failure to recover properly will reduce your effectiveness. Eventually, you will get injuries and experience burnout.
This article provides 7 steps you should follow after a hard practice, game, or tryout.
Staying active in your 50s and beyond is one of the best ways to maintain your physical and mental health throughout your golden years. However, the majority of older Americans aren’t getting enough exercise, with the CDC reporting that about 31 million adults aged 50 and older are living a sedentary lifestyle. As adults need 150 minutes … Read more
Soccer is steadily increasing in popularity in the USA, with more than 25 million Americans partaking in the sport at various levels. Though natural talent undoubtedly plays a role in a player’s performance on the field, adequate training is also of the utmost importance. While it is no secret that regular gym and field drills are an absolute … Read more
Soccer players need strength training to improve certain running-based actions, including sprinting and change of direction speed as well as jump actions, according to a 2015 study published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Strength training also helps soccer players build the muscle they need to overcome their opponents and perform at the highest levels week in and … Read more
Athletes are always searching for ways to find a competitive edge, with nutrition being a crucial element of athletic efficacy. But which foods and drinks are the most desirable for an athlete? And how are you going to consume all these performance-boosters before the big match? It turns out a blender and a handful of healthful ingredients … Read more
While 25.3% of outdoor soccer players also play indoor soccer, staying fit throughout the winter months is a goal for many – even if you intend to take the winter off from the field altogether. While many soccer players may resort to a standard workout routine to stay in shape, it’s just as important to maintain … Read more
About this Article “Supplements for Soccer Players” is an opinion piece written by a guest author. It in no way reflects the opinion of Complete Soccer Guide. That said, it presents an important topic regarding supplements and their role in our game. I believe the analysis is thoughtful irrespective of where you may or may … Read more
A good active warmup prevents injuries and gets players in the right mindset.
We highly recommend an active warmup over static stretching. Static stretching may increase injuries.
We know you want to start playing as soon as possible, but warming up is worthwhile. Your chances of getting injured will decrease and you will play better.
You beat three players and dribble towards goal.
Adrenaline surges through your body. You know scoring would impress the scouts that are here to see you play.
You look up and see the goalkeeper charging your position.