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Iron Deficiency, Anemia, and Athletic Performance

Iron difficiency, anemia, and athletic performance

Anemia is a blood disorder most often caused by lack of iron in the blood. Anemia due to iron deficiency is more common in women. In fact, if you’ve coached girls or women in the United States, you’ve probably coached someone with anemia as rates in women are as high as 12%.

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How Important Is Recovery Time In Sport

A female player stretches in recovery after a game

Here is a brief follow-up to our article on overtraining.

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How Important is Sleep for Athletic Performance?

The Importance of Sleep for Athletic Performance

It’s easy to say sleep is crucial in the restorative process, but sleep seems to be the first thing to suffer with athletes as they struggle with their need to combine training with other duties like studying or working.

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The 4 Priorities For Conditioning

First, it is important to separate the ideas of “endurance training” and “conditioning“. Endurance is very important in soccer, but it is just one aspect of successful soccer conditioning.

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Training With Plyometrics

Training with plyometrics

According to About.com’s Sports Medicine Section Plyometric exercises are specialized, high intensity training techniques used to develop athletic power.

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4 Ways To Avoid Overtraining

4 Ways To Avoid Overtraining

Yes, training too much can actually make players perform worse.

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5 Easy Steps To Get Players To WANT To Do Conditioning

5 Steps To Get Your Players To WANT To Do Conditioning

If you ask any player from 8 to 40 what the worst part of playing soccer is, two answers will almost universally arise: losing and conditioning.

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Goal Keeper Scramble

Goal Keeper Scramble

Goal Keeper Scramble is a fun game that helps goal keepers conditioning and helps them train their reaction to balls, aggressiveness, covering of balls.

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How Many Calories Do I Burn Playing Soccer

How Many Calories Do I Burn Playing Soccer?

How many calories do I burn during each soccer game?

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Straight Leg Kick

Straight Leg Kick

Also known as leg swings and leg extensions, the straight leg kick is one of the most under-utilized dynamic stretching exercises.

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