• Teenage athletes beware of RED-S: An under-recognized sports health disorder
    Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) is a serious health condition typically affecting teenage athletes.
  • Post-Workout Protein: What Your Muscles Need
    Protein intake is necessary to maintain muscle mass, and for most of us the best way to find our protein is through clean, natural dietary sources.
  • U.S. Soccer releases Phase 2 practice guide for return to play
    U.S. Soccer has added the Phase 2 guide, which reintroduces full-team training, to its Grassroots Soccer Recommendations Guide.
  • Active Recovery: The next piece in getting back to sports
    Active recovery is a process through which you use light exercise, tissue mobilization techniques, and even sleep to improve your recovery from more intense exercise sessions.
  • U.S. Soccer provides precise Phase 1 practice plans -- for when and if it's safe
    "It is vitally important that everyone involved in the process of return-to-play does so with extreme diligence and attention to the widely-agreed-upon standards and guidelines."
  • Why 'load management' matters. Ramping back to sports after COVID-19 layoff
    Every part of your body is helped by regular exercise and unfortunately that also means that every part of your body is negatively affected by a lack of exercise.
  • Ref's View: Preparing for a Return
    I am "refereeing" the live Bundesliga games on TV while also observing and critiquing the position of the ref.
  • The vital street soccer ingredient -- that early freedom to mess about
    We hear so much talk from so many involved people about the curse of overcoaching of young players. Why can't we just let 'em play?
  • Returning to play and exercise: Safety tips without the perfect playbook
    We should all be aware though that this won't be like flipping a light switch and turn everything back on the way it was before the virus restrictions.
  • San Jose's Tommy Thompson provides 100-plus ways to train at home and connects with the community
    The San Jose Earthquakes' Tommy Thompson has posted more than 100 practice-at-home videos -- his rhythm, precision and quickness make these fun to watch even if you're not the intended audience
  • Wellness Influencer Or Snake Oil Peddler? Beware of unproven quick-fixes
    There's so much upheaval in our personal and business lives now so it's only natural that we're on the lookout for the fastest possible solution.
  • The high school view (Part 2): How coaches can raise their game during the pandemic interruption
    Despite so many horrors, the pandemic gives coaches a chance to sit back and reflect on the things that really matter.
  • Becoming a Better Ref During This Down Time
    One thing that I will remember when play resumes is how much I missed refereeing when I could not do it.
  • This crazy time can be an opportunity to reboot and recover
    During this period of forced time off, take the time to get some rest, then get back in to building baseline fitness and individual skills.
  • The new role of the coach: Evolving to fill gap in our social safety network for children
    There's a psychological and child-safety crisis brewing here with the imposed isolation of our youth, and we have to find our ways to help address it.
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