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Ready For Spring Training? How Soccer Players Can Survive Allergy Season

As spring quickly approaches, athletes are getting ready to hang their winter attire and embrace the joys of soccer season. Unfortunately, it is also the time when seasonal allergies spring into action. Based on a study of recreational runners, only 0.5% out of the 42% with reported allergies took prescription medication before exercise, according to the Allergy … Read more Ready For Spring Training? How Soccer Players Can Survive Allergy Season

Should You Have Caffeine Before Playing Soccer?

A recent study into the use of caffeine in sport found that three quarters of people drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks before competing. For professional athletes, it is often an important part of their routine, providing an essential energy boost that can put them at the top of their game. It isn’t just about being able to … Read more Should You Have Caffeine Before Playing Soccer?

Keeping Yourself Engaged With Soccer During Frozen Winters

Soccer can be played in almost all weathers, from a semi-baked pitch to a waterlogged bog. One type of weather you really shouldn’t play in is frost. Frozen pitches, especially artificial ones such as those prevalent in the US, increase injury risk substantially, according to a scientific study published in the Journal of Neurological Research … Read more Keeping Yourself Engaged With Soccer During Frozen Winters

6 Steps to Follow If You Don’t Make a Soccer Team

What to do if you don't make a soccer team

Getting cut from a soccer tryout stings.

Every player feels anger, sadness, frustration, or all three emotions in the days, weeks, and months afterwards.

Getting cut from a team doesn’t have to negatively impact your career. This article covers the steps you should take after you don’t make a soccer team to turn a “failure” into a positive experience:

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How to Become Less Nervous Before a Soccer Game or Tryout

How to Become Less Nervous Before a Soccer Game or Tryout

Every player has gotten nervous before a tryout or game and many get nervous every time.

In my experience there are two types of players:

  1. Players that get nervous before playing but quickly become confident once they start playing. I’ve known players that stay calm under tough situations during games but throw up before every game.

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