How To Deal With Osgoode Schlatter's Disease in Soccer – SFG Video Blog #25: 4/8/2016

Today in our Video Blog, we discuss some strategies to help soccer players manage (and strengthen muscles to reduce the pain associated with Osgoode Schlatter's disease, one of the most common injuries that affects youth soccer players. Hope you like it, and as always please feel free to post your thoughts/comments!

By | April 8th, 2016|Injuries, Science|0 Comments

The Science Behind 1 Match Per-Week

Last week in our blog, I discussed how the Canadian college and university soccer regular season and play-off schedules are hurting the development and long-term health of players by forcing them to play 2, and sometimes even 3, full 90+ minute matches per week, over a 10-12 week time period.  This post garnered a large [...]

By | November 9th, 2015|Fitness, Injuries, Science|0 Comments

Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #9: Friday, November 6th, 2015

Hi everyone, Welcome to the next edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog. In this Blog, I will be providing weekly video content relating to all things soccer and fitness. In this edition, I discuss problems associated with the North American College and University soccer schedules, including accumulation of fatigue and higher injury rates due [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|Fitness, Injuries, Science|0 Comments

Head Injuries in Soccer

In my present Advanced Exercise Physiology class, we were asked to write a small article discussing head injuries in our sport of choice.  For me, of course, there was no choice of which sport to write about!  Below is my report.  Of note in this report is that the commonly recommended "secondary prevention" method of [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Fitness, Injuries, Science|0 Comments

"What Happens When the ACL Tears?" – from

The anterior cruciate ligament, or "ACL" is a commonly injured area of the knee in soccer, as well as in many other sports. We were recently contacted by Elara Systems Inc., a full-service design studio based out of California that works with medical and performance specialists.  They have sent us  a recently created a new animation [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Fitness, Injuries, Science|0 Comments

How to be the Ultimate (Weekend) Warrior

My facility, the Soccer Fitness Training Centre, is located inside an indoor soccer facility.  Since I spend a lot of time in my facility on weekends, I get to see a lot of people participating in weekend indoor adult soccer leagues.   These people, because of their propensity for playing soccer only on weekends, have earned [...]

By | March 4th, 2014|Injuries|0 Comments