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SOCCER INJURIES: WHAT TO DO

Jennifer DeRosa knows all too well about soccer injuries. Jennifer started playing soccer at four years old and battled through injuries from a young age through college, playing Division 1 Soccer at UNC Asheville. Injuries included knee and neck strains, and she even needed anterior compartment surgery to bilateral lower legs. From experience, Jennifer also […]

NO TIMEOUTS: MINIMIZING INJURY RISK IN YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS

Soccer is not only one of the fastest growing sports, but it’s also one of the most fast-paced. Like any contact sport there is always a potential for injury, but during the juvenile and teenage years, those chances are higher simply due to growth patterns and growing bodies. The game generally gets progressively more aggressive […]

SOCCER: EYE INJURY TREATMENT

The impact of a soccer ball to the face can cause minor or sometimes potentially serious eye health injuries. These include bleeding, inflammation, retinal tears or detachment and can be especially dangerous for youth soccer players. Few soccer players are seen wearing protective eye gear when playing on the field, despite soccer making up one […]

TREATING A NOSEBLEED

Injuries to the face are common in soccer, most often occurring though direct impact with either a soccer ball or collision between players. When there is trauma to the face a nosebleed can occur. Knowing how to properly treat a nosebleed can help minimize disruption and anxiety. When managed appropriately players can often return to […]

IS IT TIME TO LACE UP THE CLEATS?

A former professional soccer player’s perspective on playing the sport Is it time for your child (or you) to head to the soccer field and join in the frenzy around the most popular sport in the world? What is it that makes the sport so appealing, even though some games end in a draw, and […]

WHY FOAM ROLLING IS IMPORTANT: A SOCCER PLAYER’S PERSPECTIVE

Not too long ago I was working with the U.S. Men’s National Beach Soccer team in their Beach World Cup qualifier tournament. On a daily basis, half of the team would use the foam roller in the training room. (Side note:  I’m a former professional soccer player, both in the United States and England, and  […]

THREE CORE STRENGTHENING SOCCER EXERCISES

Soccer players combine speed, strength and agility to compete on the field.  Ball handling, sprint work and shooting drills are typically incorporated into practices… but developing core strength may not be. OrthoCarolina Pineville physical therapist Jillian Maguire treats many ACL and knee soccer injuries. These injuries can be caused by a lack of core strength and […]

MULTISPORT SOCCER PLAYER TIPS

Growing up in England, soccer was everywhere. From school playgrounds to streets to weekend parks, there was no lack of opportunities to play the sport. However, despite the love for soccer, the majority of players in England, still played multiple sports. My goal growing up was to play professional soccer. However, I would still regularly […]

Davis Hooten Commits to Michigan State

Discoveries Soccer Club is delighted to announce Davis Hooten, 98 Premier Gold, has accepted a spot to play for Michigan State University. Michigan State finished #13 in the NCAA polls for 2016 with wins over Notre Dame, Akron and Michigan. Davis has been a goalkeeper at DSC since he was 6 years old, he is […]