Treating the common ‘growing pain’ known as Osgood-Schlatter syndrome By Dev Mishra, M.D. Over the summer a lot of kids came through the office to get “tuned up” for summer activities. Typically we’re dealing with a number of nagging overuse injuries, and one extremely common type is pain in the… Go To Full Post
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The fall season’s underway. Is your first-aid kit in order? By Dev K. Mishra, M.D. With the fall season underway, you’ve made sure your team’s first-aid kit is in order, right? Every youth coach should have a very basic sideline first-aid kit. You should have this at each training session… Go To Full Post
11 Tips for Coaching the Little Ones (With the fall season upon us, we reprint this article from 2014. Updated are the resource links at the end of the piece, including the online U.S. Soccer National F License course, for coaches and parents of players ages 5 to 8, which… Go To Full Post
‘You can’t communicate too much with parents’ (Kim Calkins Q&A) Interview by Olivia Ruiz Kim Calkins was appointed Washington Youth Soccer’s State Technical Director in July. Calkins, who played collegiate ball at the University of Portland and professionally for the Boston Breakers, brings 15 years of youth, high school and… Go To Full Post
Is skipping high school soccer worth it? Aspirations to play college soccer and hopes of a scholarship are apt to influence many decisions young players and their parents make. We’ve relayed some of the common questions we’ve heard from parents to Lisa Lavelle, president of The Sport Source, which… Go To Full Post
Julie Johnston: Top U.S. defender played all positions as a child By Mike Woitalla Perhaps the most impressive player so far during the USA’s run at the 2015 Women’s World Cup has been 24-year-old Julie Johnston. The central defender is marshaling a backline that has limited the USA’s four opponents… Go To Full Post