Player Health & Wellness

There are a number of factors that impact performance and development for youth athletes beyond their tactical and technical skills. These factors are covered in this section, Player Health and Wellness. PH&W includes Psychological Development/Mental Strength, Fitness, Nutrition, and Injury Prevention.

Psychological Development/Mental Strength:

Conditioning the Brain for Excellence in Performance

Mental Skills

Feedback Traps – Breaking the Cycle of Negative Thinking

Player Burnout

Perseverance

Character Development

Balance

Mental Health Concerns in Youth and Adolescent Athletes

Composure, Choking, Commitments, and Challenges

Coaching Relationships

TEAM

 

Fitness

Fitness with the Ball – How to develop physically fit soccer players

Warm Up & Cool Down

Strength

Endurance

Stretching

Plyometrics & Agilities

Speed & Quickness

Explosive Movement

 

Nutrition & Hydration

Fueling the Body – how, when, & why

The Importance of Hydration in Performance

 

Injury Prevention

Concussion Prevention

Concussion Response

Knee Injury Prevention

Knee Injury Response

General First Aid

General Injury Prevention

Responding to Emergencies

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