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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

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

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

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

In Soccer – As In Life – it Doesn’t Pay to ‘Go With Your Gut’

Imagine this scenario: you coach two players who compete for a starting spot at right fullback. In the past four pre-season matches, both players have had equal playing time, and each has started two out of the four matches. One of the players – let’s call him player “A” – has played well overall in [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|2018, Coaching, For Coaches, Matches, Science|0 Comments

Gross Domestic Product is the Best Predictor of Performance in the FIFA / Coca Cola World Rankings – BUT is it the True Secret to Success in International Soccer?

In what I hope will be my final PhD coursework assignment, I was recently required to collect a set of data, and then analyse it using MATLAB, a multi-paradigm numerical computing software used by computer programmers, and biomechanics students like me. Naturally, I decided to collect some data on soccer. My rationale for choosing the [...]

By | August 27th, 2018|2018, For Coaches, Matches, Science|0 Comments

Coaches – Don’t Make This Mistake When Teaching Kicking Technique

By: Abdullah Zafar Picture this: your team has won a free kick on the edge of the box and your dead ball specialist lines up the perfect shot. You expect the ball in the back of the net but instead it ends up flying high over the crossbar. What's the first thing that comes to [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|Fitness, For Coaches, For Parents, Science|0 Comments

KNOWLEDGE – The One and Only MOST Important Quality for Soccer Coaches – Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #63: 12/10/2017

Hi Everyone, In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the importance of knowledge in coaching. It may seem surprising to some, but there are actually people out there who think that knowledge of the subject matter - in this case, the science of coaching - is not the most important [...]

By | December 10th, 2017|For Coaches, For Parents, Science|0 Comments

Coaching Courses Didn't Kill Coaching. Lack of Knowledge Killed Coaching

The trouble with the internet is that it allows anyone to say anything, about anything, regardless of their credibility or expertise. To make matters worse, if somebody says something on the internet that is popular, they are bound to generate a reaction in which others agree with what has been said, regardless of whether what [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Fitness, For Coaches, Science|0 Comments