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Soccer Resources

As a soccer player, you know the stress that the sport of soccer can place on your body. Below are some tips and information to help you manage your body in order to prevent injuries and enjoy the sport you love.

How do students improve performance and reduce risk of injury?

  • Soccer is a game that many athletes play all summer. They often then transition rather easily to their fall school seasons.
  • These athletes should add light strength training over the summer as well.
  • Hydration!! Cross train
  • If starting soccer in fall – make sure they gradually increase their running 4-6 weeks prior to start of practices in running shoes.
  • At least 2-3 weeks prior to practice they should start some short sprint and agility drills in their soccer cleats on the field.
  • Start ball handling and shooting drills during this time and try to set up some 2v2 short field work with friends as able.

Soccer Articles

Ohio High School Athletic Association Information

OHSAA Rules Governing Uniforms for Soccer

Personal Best Injury Prevention

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Concussion Clinic

Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine offers a clinic dedicated to treating concussions.

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