Injuries and Prevention

Develop an understanding of the most common injuries in soccer and learn what methods you can use to prevent them.

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Upper body foam roller techniques for goalkeepers

Utilizing the foam roller for the upper body can be very useful for Goalkeepers because of its many therapeutic effects. It can release trigger points and relieve many sore spots in the upper body that can accumulate after heavy bouts of training and can significantly affect an athlete's performance.

Don't forget to recover after you play

Implement this recovery program into your training routine after a competitive event on the field.

Prevent injuries with core activation

The following program is designed to activate the core musculature used to stabilize the pelvis during sport.

Use a Dynamic Warm Up to Prepare for Practice and Games

Proper preparation is the key to performance. Warming up and stretching prior to activity is an essential component of every workout, practice, and game. While a general warm up and stretching routine is beneficial, the Dynamic warm up is vital because it encompasses the key elements needed to prepare for physical activity. 

Warm Up On The Field With The Single Leg Deadlift

The single leg deadlift is a powerful and effective strength training exercise. But it can also be used as a way to warm up and stretch when incoporated into your warm up/stretching routine. It gives a good stretch to your hamstrings, and it activates your ankle, hip, and core. Many athletes perform this exercise with dumbbells or kettle bells, but as a warm up, all you need is your bodyweight.

Use SMR To Help Prevent Hip Injury

When soccer athletes sustain hip injuries, they can result from a lack of flexibility in their hips that usually occur because they do not spend any time on stretching and recovery. Help yourself prevent hip injury by incorporating SMR in your recovery routine.

Roll Your Arches To Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of those chronic injuries that soccer athletes are easily susceptible to. It involves your plantar fascia, which is that form of thick connective tissue that originates from your heel and spreads out to the metatarsals of your feet. The main purpose for the plantar fascia is to provide support for your arches. 

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