As sports begin to be played at all levels, athletes are excited to return to play. Many have been training on their own during the coronavirus lockdowns. But factors other than training and conditioning may lead to a much greater risk of injury during the return-to-play phase.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and partners have found strong evidence that rates of heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps and heat strokes, were reduced by half in states that had mandated guidelines to reduce exertional heat illness among high school football players. This is one of the first studies… Continue reading Pre-season Guidelines Sparing High School Football Players From Heat Illness
At the start of fall sports season, many athletes develop “unusual” injuries. Coaches, parents and the athletes themselves usually seem surprised at these injuries. But they really shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the number of drastic changes that occur during the transition from the activities of summer to the rigors of fall sports seasons… Continue reading Why Your Fall Athlete Gets Injured
New research from the University of Portsmouth could help Premiership footballers ahead of the new season, which starts August 10. The study, published in the journal Human Movement Science, has come up with the best way to practice penalty kicks if a player favors waiting for the goalkeeper to move rather than just deciding on… Continue reading 2 Methods of Practice for Soccer Penalty Kicks: A Study