Brought to you by Goal Nation Youth Soccer News: While many people find a sleeping kitty cute – especially one with a soccer ball — most of us fail to recognize the importance of sleep. Here is John Gallucci, Jr. on what happens if a soccer player doesn’t get enough
It’s no surprise that the less sleep people have, the worse they are at driving a vehicle. In early December, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report suggesting “that drivers who sleep only five or six hours in a 24-hour period are twice as likely to crash as drivers who get
For many families, soccer game days are the best time of the week. With temperatures reaching dangerous levels in many places throughout the country, it’s important to take the necessary measures to make sure your player doesn’t suffer from dehydration. Keep the following three tips in mind to combat dehydration.
Most goal post related injuries in youth soccer happen when a child or adult climbs on or hangs from the crossbar of an unsecured, unattended or improperly anchored goal, causing the goal to tip over. Even something as simple as a gust of wind can topple an unsecured goal. To
Healthy carbohydrates from veggies, fruits and grains (such as cereal, pasta and whole grain bread) are a great source of fuel for an active body. These foods help sustain energy and replenish the body after a good workout. Children also need protein from foods like fish, chicken, milk, eggs and
With youth soccer participation at an all-time high, it’s important to avoid the potential dangers of dropping off and picking up your player. When parking lots get crowded, kids are rushing around to make their games and cars are zooming around for parking spots, make safety the number one concern.
Despite increased awareness, bullying continues to be a problem with children at all ages. Research by the National Center for Educational Statistics has confirmed that one-third of all kids are bullied at school each day and this torment can continue onto the soccer fields. Bullying can have long-term effects on
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in youth soccer. They can happen after a quick change of direction, stepping in a hole or when cleats don’t fit just right. Though the average ankle sprain doesn’t require much recovery time, there are also