The “Overtraining” Myth

The “Overtraining” Myth

Injuries are on the rise in youth sports. A 2009 study published in the American College of Sports Medicine has shown that in the United States, between 15-28% of youth baseball, basketball, soccer and football players are injured each year.  The same study found that, in New York State alone, the number of anterior cruciate…

The importance of education in Soccer

The importance of education in Soccer

We live in a ferociously competitive world in all areas and the Soccer industry is not different. Today we can say that we are the luckiest generation ever regarding tools, learning ways and accessibility so we must take advantage of that in our favour but in a clever and selective way. If on one hand…

Role of Analysis in the Modern Soccer

Role of Analysis in the Modern Soccer

As the more worldly of our two interviewees, Fernando Valente took it upon himself to dish out some advice, advice for football and indeed for life: “Yes, we want to win. Everybody wants to win. But the way we win can make the difference. For me, that’s the story of my life. I win, I…

Playing Soccer in the USA

Playing Soccer in the USA

“They are the best. Nobody can organise better; nobody can have the coaches that they have. The relationship, the combination, between sport and business. America has got good things, bad things – but in professional sport, nobody can do better than them.” For whatever reason, football in America is often the subject of derision from…

Load Management – The Key to Better Fitness Training

Load Management – The Key to Better Fitness Training

For more on this topic check out our FREE webinar – Prescribe & Monitor Training Load Without Expensive, Time Consuming & Hard to Use Technology Periodization is fast becoming a popular buzz word among soccer coaches and fitness coaches. Last summer, the city of Toronto became captivated by the Toronto Raptors’ first-ever NBA Championship, spearheaded by the incredible…