Warm winter temperatures have filled soccer players with anticipation of an early start to the soccer season. Leagues, coaches and players are focused on building endurance and improving individual skills. When facing an extended season it is important that athletes know the signs of common sports injuries and understand the importance of proper stretching to avoid overtraining injuries. To get players ready, the experts at Spaulding Rehab are partnering with the New England Revolution Academy to host a free soccer clinic at the JunglePlex Sports and Entertainment Complex June 5thth from 6-8 pm for all soccer players ages 7 to 14. At this free clinic, player, coaches, and parents will learn proper stretching techniques, injury prevention and treatment.
Participants will be led by New England Revolution Academy coaches through various skills stations that will challenge a players’ agility, ball control, shooting, and play-making decisions. Therapists from Spaulding will expose players to the same drills and workouts used to prepare the New England Revolution for their season. Players, coaches and parents will also hear the latest on how to avoid common sports injuries and how to recognize signs of an overuse injury.
“Spaulding and the Revolution Academy are proud to offer this clinic free to area youth soccer players. Our goal is to make sure local soccer players are properly training throughout the season to help avoid injuries,” said Tim Needham, Physical Therapist, Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. “We want parents and coaches to be aware of the symptoms of overuse injuries so their athletes understand the importance of recovery and how it can directly affect game performance.”
Players will also have the opportunity to have pictures with, and autographs from, the New England Revolution’s mascot, Slyde. The clinic is free but space is limited. Participants must R.S.V.P to email@example.com. The JunglePlex is located at 8 Natalie Way, Plymouth, MA. For more information visit www.spauldingnetwork.org.