Wildfire smoke cancels, alters soccer around the region
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Wildfire smoke cancels, alters soccer around the region

If it is hard to breathe, then it is hard to play soccer. That’s the dilemma for teams and schools in the northwest as everyone deals with historic wildfires and the smoke from them which is drifting over hundreds of miles. In Lewiston, Idaho a high school team moved practice to inside their gym. “Our biggest … Continue reading

The Mental Game: A new goalWA.net column by Mike Margolies
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The Mental Game: A new goalWA.net column by Mike Margolies

goalWA.net is happy to continue our focus on topics of interest to players, coaches, parents and fans. We’ve featured stories on the physical aspects of Soccer Health. Now we are going to look past those brave diving headers and concentrate on the noggins of athletes. What makes a winner? How is what you think actually … Continue reading

OUR GAME: The cold, wet truth about weather and soccer
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OUR GAME: The cold, wet truth about weather and soccer

Special goalWA.net Soccer Health feature Most of the world plays its professional soccer (football) during the winter months. In the northwest that time of year sees college soccer, the end of the Major League Soccer season, high school soccer, and plenty of youth soccer. Don’t forget to add in various adult leagues, too. All of … Continue reading

OUR GAME: The Pregnant Player
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OUR GAME: The Pregnant Player

(See more “Our Game” entries here.) Special goalWA.net feature by Claire Bennett  At the end of January Seattle Reign’s Amy Rodriguez announced that she would miss the 2013 domestic season because she was expecting her first child with her husband, Adam. (A son, Ryan John Schilling, was born August 6, 2013 weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces.) Soon after it … Continue reading

Soccer Health: Stay hydrated during those hot summer tournaments
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Soccer Health: Stay hydrated during those hot summer tournaments

by Neil Chasan, PT, MMT / See other “Soccer Health” columns here. Sports Reaction Center www.srcpt.com Summers are usually camp and tournament time for youth soccer players. Often the heat, long hours and wind contribute to dehydration even without playing. Add soccer the mix, and a player can suffer dehydration very easily. The main reason this is an … Continue reading