Protein 101

Protein is one of three macronutrients required by the body to keep things going, the other two of these are carbohydrates and fats. When it comes to choosing a protein, there are several options- and they are NOT created equally.

Hydration in Youth Athletes

General Daily Fluid Requirements: 4- to 8-year-old children need about 7.5 cups of fluids per day 9- to 13-year-old females need about 9 cups of fluids per day 9- to 13-year-old males need about 10 cups of fluids per day  On high-activity days, the timing of hydration becomes an extra important factor. As general rules of thumb, […]

The 10,000-Hour Rule and Soccer Training: Why Basic Team Practices May Not Be Enough

The 10,000-hour rule, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers: The Story of Success,” suggests that it takes around 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill. While this rule has been challenged and debated, it still provides a valuable insight into the role of dedicated practice in achieving success. In the world […]

Accelerating Soccer Training: The Power of Differential Learning

Soccer, the world’s most popular sport, demands agility, speed, and quick decision-making from its players. As a result, coaches are always on the lookout for innovative and effective training methods to enhance players’ skills and performance. One such method that has been gaining traction in recent years is differential training, a novel approach to skill […]

How to Cure Shin Splints for Soccer Players

Are you tired of having shin pain after playing a round of soccer? Being a footballer is not easy; your sport asks you to be on your feet all the time. While you practice running, handling, kicking, and dribbling drills for hours on grass, you’re prone to bruises during a soccer match. This often results […]