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The Great Debate: Early vs Late Specialization in Sports

There are coaches in many different sports who believe that athletes should specialize in their sport very early – training only in their sport, almost every day, from a very young age – sometimes as young as 9 or 10 years old.   Other coaches prefer late specialization, where an athlete trains in multiple sports throughout elementary and even [...]

By | June 3rd, 2021|2021, Coaching, Featured, Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on The Great Debate: Early vs Late Specialization in Sports

Return-to-Play after COVID – What Coaches and Athletes NEED to Know 

Over the past 10 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone in the world, from children to the elderly, public sector employees to private business owners, and of course, front-line health care workers and medical staff.  Sports have endured large-scale shut-downs, cancellations, postponements of athletic training and competition, at both the amateur and professional levels, and everything in between.    Of course, over the Summer and [...]

By | January 21st, 2021|2021, Coaching, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Coaches, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on Return-to-Play after COVID – What Coaches and Athletes NEED to Know 

The Overtraining Myth – How Under-Training is the True Cause of Youth Sports Injury

The conventional approach of reducing physical activity levels in youth athletes may seem intuitive, but it ignores one of the root causes of injury in youth sports … unpreparedness for the physical demands of the sport itself.    INJURIES ON THE RISE  Injuries are on the rise in youth sports.    A 2009 study published in the American College [...]

By | June 23rd, 2020|2020, Featured, Fitness, For Parents, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on The Overtraining Myth – How Under-Training is the True Cause of Youth Sports Injury

6-Weeks Out: AT-HOME TRAINING PROGRAM – ALL SPORTS

Sports could start up at anytime and you need to be ready. Don’t let social distancing rules and ongoing closures stop you from being as fit as you can be when it’s time to play again. You can still get professional and science-based exercise prescriptions with our new fitness testing and exercise prescription tool – [...]

By | June 1st, 2020|2020, Announcements, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Parents|Comments Off on 6-Weeks Out: AT-HOME TRAINING PROGRAM – ALL SPORTS

Load Management – The Key to Better Fitness Training

For more on this topic check out our FREE webinar - Prescribe & Monitor Training Load Without Expensive, Time Consuming & Hard to Use Technology.   Periodization is fast becoming a popular buzz word among soccer coaches and fitness coaches.    Last summer, the city of Toronto became captivated by the Toronto Raptors’ first-ever NBA [...]

By | April 17th, 2020|2020, Coaching, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Injuries, Science|Comments Off on Load Management – The Key to Better Fitness Training

At-Home Training: Why You Need To Maintain Aerobic Fitness and How to Do It

Is training for technical skills really the best use of soccer players’ time during a period of sustained inactivity? … the answer is no. Youth soccer players: if you haven’t already, you need to add aerobic high-intensity interval training into your weekly at-home training routine immediately.   A lot can change in 14 days. Two [...]

By | March 28th, 2020|2020, COVID-19, Featured, Fitness, For Parents, Soccer Fitness Services|Comments Off on At-Home Training: Why You Need To Maintain Aerobic Fitness and How to Do It

Run Better, Correct Your Mechanics with our new Gait Analysis

Running Gait Analysis allows us to identify and correct athletes’ mechanics. Athletes learn where they are making running mistakes or if there are imbalances in their running gait. We offer corrective feedback through video analysis, so we can help you make corrections and improvements. We have upgraded our system with a revolutionary new software called [...]

By | December 30th, 2019|Fitness, Science|Comments Off on Run Better, Correct Your Mechanics with our new Gait Analysis

Introducing PNOE Vo2Max – the Gold Standard of Fitness Testing

We are pleased to introduce brand new, state-of-the-art cardiometabolic testing at Soccer Fitness.  Here are the details of our exciting new fitness assessments:    “This means better testing, better training, and better results for all our athletes”    What is PNOE?   The PNOE Breath Analyzer allows us to perform Vo2Max testing – the gold standard for aerobic endurance testing [...]

By | November 27th, 2019|2019, Fitness, For Parents|Comments Off on Introducing PNOE Vo2Max – the Gold Standard of Fitness Testing

So We Lost: How Soccer Fans Fall Short in the Canadian Game

There is a deep irony in Canadian soccer criticism, where the real problem is with the critics themselves. Earlier this year, our Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams suffered disappointing defeats in major international tournaments. The Men’s team exited the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Quarter Final stage after losing 3-2 to Haiti, and [...]

By | October 11th, 2019|2019, Coaching, For Parents, Matches|Comments Off on So We Lost: How Soccer Fans Fall Short in the Canadian Game

The One Most Overlooked Injury Risk Factor in Female Soccer – and What Coaches Can Do About It

Female soccer players are – and have always been – at a high risk of sustaining injuries, especially during their teenage years. Numerous causal factors for this high injury risk have been described and documented in scientific literature, among them the anatomical changes that occur in females’ bodies post-puberty, such as a widening of the [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|2018, Coaching, Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Injuries, Science|0 Comments