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Does Álvaro Pereira’s Concussion Imply Change In FIFA Policy?

Athletic Trainer and 90STRONG contributor Josh Beaumont discusses Pereira's concussion that has sparked a concern about a possible need to change FIFA's policy on concussions. With the general consensus that Pereira suffered a concussion, will he play in the next game or will Uruguay continue to risk this player’s health?

Tips for traveling long distances for your next game

When traveling across the county in new time zones, or continents, it is important to be well prepared for your trip. Arriving in a new place or country jet lagged, dehydrated, and hungry  can have a negative impact on your soccer performance. That is why it is crucial to take the proper steps necessary so you can jump off the airplane and perform at your best. Here are some tips for your next away game or tourney. 

Pro Soccer GM Talks About Finding The Right Player

Jon Spencer, General Manager of the Los Angeles Blues briefly discusses his role with the professional soccer club and what he looks for in finding the right players. 

Interview With Professional Soccer Player Tiffany Weimer

Tiffany Weimer is a professional soccer player for the 2013 NWSL Champions Portland Thorns.She is also the editor in chief  for Our Game Magazine, a print and online publication dedicated to promoting women's soccer through various topics including training, nutrtition, and health. In this interview, Tiffany briefly discussed her experience as a professional athlete.

Gym Rat- Manya's Gym Etiquette

A male-infested gym, especially the free-weight area, can be intimidating and quite a turn off for some female athletes. As a self-professed gym rat, this is not the case for me. It is fun to laugh at the brewing bromances crowding the bench press.

Manya Makoski- Fitness and Strength, Health and Nutrition, Recovery and Maintenance

How I train is one of the things I can control. I have said it before, and I will say it again: if I am not fit, it is my fault. Although I may think that what I am doing is right, I know I am not perfect in my training routine and diet. I am always testing different ways of doing things, on and off of the field. Hopefully, this blog will give some insight on performance to both myself and my readers.

Prevent Soccer Injuries In A Fun Way

Let's face it. As important as injury prevention is, it can be downright boring. But it doesn't always have to be if you have a teammate to work with. Whenever you get a chance, work on injury prevention together with a teammate or as a group. It keeps your energy level high and maintains your focus. 

Lessons Learned From Being The Man In the Middle

I recently refereed a freshman soccer game between two local schools. It ended with a 1-1 tie, a fair result given the match. What transpired after initially left me speechless. A mother that was sitting on the other side of the field took it upon herself to approach me after the game and ask me why I was so biased for the other team. Little did she know that I grew up 3000 miles away and never heard of the opposing school until that day. She wanted to know why I let the other team push and shove her son’s team. 

Quick fixes while you're on the road

If your team is travelling on the road, chances are you and your teammates may have some bumps and bruises that may need to be taken care of. And you probably won't be able to access the best medical equipment right away. So here are a couple of quick fixes you can use that will help you treat your injuries while you're on the road.

Mental Preparation with US National Beach Soccer Goalkeeper Mike McAndrews

Mike McAndrews, a goalkeeper with the US National Beach Soccer team and the Anaheim Bolts of the Professional Arena Soccer League shares his views on preparing for a match.