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
I feel like at the start of every major international tournament, we always hear stories of managers banning all forms of sexual activity- in fact at the 2018 World Cup, 8 teams had some sort of ban on meeting with partners for sexual activity. But does sexual activity truly impact your performance? Honestly, most likely not.Read More
Agility is key in soccer. The best players are often quick on their feet, and are able to change direction SUPER quick. But how do we improve it? Read on to find out.
Agility is defined as the cognitive and muscular ability to change direction in response to a stimulus.
Huh?!? Let’s break it down.Read More
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.Read More
In sports, there are two main types of injuries: contact injuries, and non-contact injuries. Contact injuries that come from instances like slide tackles or late challenges can’t always be avoided. But non-contact injuries certainly can be! Read on for three things soccer players can do to reduce their risk of injury:Read More