How should soccer players be dealing with their nutritional needs during the pandemic? Get some great information and tips from Lauren Link, Registered Dietitian and Director of Sports Nutrition for Purdue University Athletics.
With soccer being suspended in the state of West Virginia and across the nation, how can soccer players find opportunities during this coronavirus pandemic? Find out some positive tips from Erica Suter, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach.
What is periodization and how can it help with the development of your soccer player? Find out the basics with Andrew Wiseman, Head of Performance with the Utah Royals FC of the National Women's Soccer League.
How can an eating disorder affect our youth soccer players? What are some signs to look for? Hear some great insight and advice from Kelsey Herrick, Registered Dietitian who specializes in eating disorders for Sanford Health.
What should female players expect when they have aspirations of playing at the next level? How can we get more female players into coaching? Find out with former college and professional coach and current Antigua & Barbuda Women's National Team Head Coach, Lisa Cole.
If you are a referee in the West Virginia Soccer Association Referee Program, there are some changes you need to be aware of and plan for when it comes to your recertification. Get the details with WVSA State Referee Administrator, Mike McCarthy.
What are some nutritional myths and mistakes that youth soccer players make? Do athletes need to make changes to their nutrition and hydration during the winter months? Find out with Matt Frakes, Registered Dietitian and Associate Director of Athletic Performance for Sports Nutrition for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
What do athletic trainers do? Why is it so important that soccer programs have them? Find out from Chris Fuhrman, Certified Athletic Trainer. Chris talks about the safety and liability issue along with the wellness of our student athletes.
What should student-athletes be thinking about during their holiday break when it comes to sleep and trying to recharge? Get some tips and advice from Dr. Heather Clawgess , Medical Sleep Lab Director at WVU.
Is your student athlete using social media in a productive way? In this episode, we speak with Casey Miller of Positive Coaching Alliance about the best practical uses for social media and some of the potential missteps athletes make that could affect their future.
What kind of stress are student-athletes under during the holidays as they wrap up the semester? We speak to Laurel O'Neal Thornton, neuro-psychotherapist, about how coaches, parents and players can deal with the stress. She will also provide practical tips for everyone involved.
In today's episode, we talk with Brandon Ponchak, GM & Assistant Coach of the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC and Director of Goalkeepers for Ohio Elite Soccer Academy, about fostering a love for the position and how we can help with their development.
How can soccer players be mindful of their eating and nutrition with a world of temptation during the holiday season? Wendi Irlbeck, Sports Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, gives some practical advice and tips to navigate through all of the delicious food in the next month in this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast.
Are you a grassroots (recreation) soccer coach? Looking for advice and guidance? In this episode, we talk to Gerard Jones, USSF Grassroots Instructor, about the basics of grassroots coaching and the importance of the USSF Grassroots coaching courses. Gerard also provides practical advice and tips for those coaches to make it the best experience for their players.
In today's episode of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Wendi Irlbeck, Sports Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian about the importance of nutrition for youth soccer players. Wendi provides sound advice and practical examples on how you can control your controllables and get an edge on your competition.
In today's episode, we speak with Jon Solomon, Editorial Director at Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, about how we can improve the youth sports experience for our kids. Check out the ideas presented by Jon and the Aspen Institute for our grassroots program.
In this edition of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach Erica Suter about overuse injuries in soccer players. Find out what an overuse injury is and steps you can take to avoid them.
So, you've agreed to be the coach of your child's 6-Under soccer team....the Bumblebees. You've never played soccer before and don't know much about it, but no one else was willing to step up. What do you do?! In today's episode of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Ian Barker, Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches. Ian gives his advice and provides some practical tips to those grassroots coaches and how they can make it a great experience for the players and parents.
In this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Meagan Frank, author, speaker and coach. Meagan talks about how we can be better sport parents/coaches to our young athletes including tips on how to have a supportive dialog with your player, dealing with fair playing time for players as well as the important dynamic between a female athlete and her father.
In this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Conor Harris, Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach from Sandhills Sports Performance & Physical Therapy about some strength and conditioning myths. We'll address why putting your hands on your head when you are winded is NOT a good idea, how your athletic footwear may be hampering your performance/well being and so much more. We'll even discuss a growing problem among female athletes...involuntary urination during exercise or sport.
In this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Robyn Kenney, Director of Mind Body Athletics, about the mental aspect of a youth athlete. How can these soccer players improve their mental focus and tune out all of the noise and distractions they face everyday from school to friends to parents.
In Episode #6 of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Dr. Heather Clawges, WVU Pediatric Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine. Dr. Clawges provides some important insight and tips about the need for proper sleep for young athletes and how it can dramatically improve their performance on the pitch and in the classroom.
In Episode #5 of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Jennifer Schwartz, Master Level Muscle Activation Techniques™ Specialist and certified Exercise Physiologist. Jennifer provides some important insight and tips about pre-session routines for soccer players transitioning from school to performing on the pitch as well as "priming" techniques as an athlete.
In Episode #4 of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Julia Kirkpatrick, Director of Sports Nutrition, at Relentless Athletics. She provides some tips and advice to soccer players about proper nutrition and proper hydration.
In episode #3 of WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast, we speak with Youth Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, Consultant to Soccer Teams & Author, Erica Suter. Erica discusses the importance of off-season training, the role of social media on athletes as well as empowering female players.
in this episode, we speak with certified athletic trainer and performance enhancement specialist Derek Raynes of A-Game Performance Training in Charleston about performance tips for high school athletes.