The Halftime Orange — Understanding the Controversy to the Worthy Alternatives Available

Reloading during the game and at halftime with carbs, electrolytes, and fluids will not only get you through the rest of the game, but will help delay fatigue and with recovery, too. While ideal snack options include watermelon slices and fruit bars, many athletes may enjoy orange slices at halftime, too. However, the tradition of eating … Read more

Disability and Soccer — The Role of Accessibility on the Field

An estimated 1.3 billion people (or one in six people worldwide) experience significant disability, according to the World Health Organization. With disability playing a major role in the lives of many, making accessibility a priority is essential in day-to-day life — including when out on the field. From the current adaptations out there to how coaches … Read more

Pitch Care: How To Look After Astroturf

Soccer is the fastest-growing sport in the United States, CNN reports. The number of soccer fans has increased by 52% since 2012, a growth that outpaces all other major American sports, including baseball, basketball, ice hockey, and American football. With soccer’s popularity only continuing to grow, we can naturally expect more players to take up the sport. … Read more

Proper Nutrition for Athletes on Game Day — What and When to Eat for A Fantastic Performance

Nutrition is essential for supporting an athlete’s general health and training needs, notes Medical News Today. Hydration, caloric needs, and meal and snack timings are all important nutritional factors for athletes to consider, however, knowing what foods are best for game day — and when to eat them — can be overwhelming. From the role that … Read more

Essential Rehab Principles For Those Less Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer injuries are becoming more and more prevalent in the top leagues as fixture congestion puts strain on players. This is the case, too, in amateur leagues, with studies showing a rising level of emergency department admissions for soccer-related injuries across the country. As these admissions and injury rates rise, it has become obvious that lesser-known injuries are … Read more

The Best Gym Strength Training Exercises For Soccer Players

Strength training is a key aspect of training regimes for all successful soccer players. In fact, strength also underpins agility, endurance, speed, and power — every quality you need to be a good soccer player, no matter the position. Despite this, strength training can often be overlooked by soccer players. Fortunately, by implementing the best strength training … Read more

How Ice Soccer Levels The Playing Field

There are plenty of games inspired by soccer, but ice soccer might just be the most inventive yet. While a few variations of the sport have emerged recently, there’s no doubt that the craze has kicked off, and that ice soccer is going to be a game that everyone is playing soon enough. The best part … Read more