Soccer Player Nutrition & Health

Secret sauce to faster recovery

Secret sauce to faster recovery

by Philip MacDonald

If you’re looking to achieve maximum recovery between training sessions then there are specific steps you must follow. For starters,...

Code Red – Manchester United behind the scenes

Code Red – Manchester United behind the scenes

by Philip MacDonald

I recently came across the video series “Code Red” on Manchester United. The series discusses the various exercises and training...

What to Eat Post-Game

What to Eat Post-Game

by Philip MacDonald

Many players spend a lot of time preparing themselves for a training session and games by improving their diet and...

How to avoid muscle cramping

How to avoid muscle cramping

by Philip MacDonald

A reader sent in a question asking “what are some suggestions to avoid cramping in soccer tournaments?”  This is a...

Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat-Related Illnesses

by Anita Nolan

During hot, humid soccer tournaments, heat stroke or heat exhaustion is always a possibility. Heat-related illnesses occur when the body...

Muscle Cramps: What Causes Them, How to Avoid Them

Muscle Cramps: What Causes Them, How to Avoid Them

by Anita Nolan

Muscle cramps, an involuntary and painful contraction of a skeletal muscle, are a common problem for athletes. Muscle cramps can...

Need-to-Know on Dehydration

Need-to-Know on Dehydration

by Anita Nolan

Dehydration can seriously affect a player’s health and performance. After all, the body is made up of about sixty percent...

Seven Tips for Healthy Eating at Soccer Tournaments

Seven Tips for Healthy Eating at Soccer Tournaments

by Anita Nolan

If your child is participating in a soccer tournament, spend a little time beforehand planning what he’ll eat and drink. ...

Improve Your Fitness Training

Improve Your Fitness Training

by James Dalton

Here are three truths that are worth remembering when trying to maintain fitness or trying to recover from injury. It...

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

by Anita Nolan

The human body is made up of about sixty percent water, and players can lose as much as three quarts...

Simple Injury Prevention Tips

Simple Injury Prevention Tips

by Philip MacDonald

Injuries are a common occurrence in soccer but many players do not prepare their bodies properly for the long season...

The Good Proteins…there are bad ones?

The Good Proteins…there are bad ones?

by Philip MacDonald

In a game of soccer your muscles are being worked hard with all of the running and exercise involved.  Protein...