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Soccer Injury Rate Linked to Game Frequency

Do soccer players need more rest between matches to stay healthy? Yes, says a study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine April online edition, which found that competitions in close succession led to an increased injury rate.
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Barry Bock

Milan (Mich.) High School
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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The D Factor

Chances are some (if not most) of your athletes don’t get enough vitamin D to support optimal health and performance. But that’s easy to fix, and doing so can pay huge dividends.
By Randy Bird

Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS is Sports Nutritionist for the University of Kansas Athletic Department. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Bell Power

Dumbbells and kettlebells provide unique advantages that can add value to any strength regimen, but only if you know how to fit them into a functional training approach.
By Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta, MA, is President of Gambetta Sports Training Systems in Sarasota, Fla., and a frequent contributor to Training & Conditioning. His daily thoughts on training athletes can be viewed on his blog:

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When They’re Hot…

Being prepared to treat heat illness is essential, but it’s even better to follow smart prevention steps that keep athletes from needing treatment at all.

By J. Allen Hardin

J. Allen Hardin, LAT, ATC, PT, MS, SCS, CSCS, is Co-Director of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine at the University of Texas. He can be reached at:
[email protected].

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Hospital Rounds

Whether they’re helping patients overcome paralysis, conducting rehab, or assisting in the operating room, these athletic trainers have found the hospital setting to be a rewarding and dynamic workplace. Is this “new frontier” of the profession right for you?
By Kenny Berkowitz

Kenny Berkowitz is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Pursuing Greatness

The University of Maryland men’s soccer strength and conditioning program uses a 12-month cycle to help players excel on the pitch in college and beyond.

By Barry Kagan

Barry Kagan, CSCS, MSCC, LMT, is Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Maryland, where he has primary responsibility for training the men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and field hockey teams. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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The TRX® Big Five

By Mike Boyle, MS, ATC

Every decade or so, a tool comes along that allows certain exercise or exercise progressions to be improved. To be honest, at first glance, I didn’t see the TRX as one of these tools. However, the key to understanding the TRX was seeing the possibilities to improve exercises you already do. For my athletes at Boston University and for the athletes at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, we have started to use what I refer to as our TRX “Big Five.”

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July/August 2010: When They’re Hot…

American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Climatic heat stress and the exercising child adolescent. Pediatrics. 2000; 106(1):158-159.American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Sports Medicine. Climatic heat stress and the exercising child.... more »

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