Kai Havertz: A Physical Nightmare

24 May

Kai Havertz is an absolute baller. At 20 years old, he’s one of the best players in the Bundesliga, and one of the most promising young players in Europe. We all know how gifted he is with the ball at his feet. From a technical and tactical perspective, there is literally nothing he can’t do. But what about the physical side of his game? In this article, I’ll break down all the components of his physical game, and explain how each helps him play at a world class level. Read More

Concussions: 5 Facts Soccer Players Should Know

04 Mar

Fact #1: They are Traumatic Brain Injuries:

The word concussion is just a nickname. The true term is actually called “mild traumatic brain injury”, or mTBI for short. Concussions happen after someone’s head, neck, or body collides with another object, causing the brain to move rapidly inside of your skull. The true physiology of concussions is very complex, so I’ll break it down in very simple terms. When you have a concussion, your brain cells release an abnormal amount of chemicals which can cause temporary or permanent brain damage. Sounds serious? That’s because it is! They’re not something you can just “shake off” or “tough it out” through. Concussions are NOT a joke. Period.

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