The warm winter temperatures have filled soccer players with anticipation of an early start to the soccer season. Leagues, coaches and players have all looked forward to an early return to practices and games. When expecting a longer season it is important athletes are properly preparing their bodies before and after practice. Athletes who are involved in multiple sports or who have multiple practices a week may be more susceptible to overuse injuries. To get local youth soccer players ready, the experts at Spaulding Rehabilitation are partnering with the New England Revolution Academy to host a free soccer clinic on May 31st at ForeKicks in Marlboro from 6-8 pm for all soccer players ages 7- 14. This free clinic will teach players, coaches, and parents about important stretching techniques, strength and agility exercises, and treatment and prevention of overuse injuries.
Participants will be led by New England Revolution Academy coaches through various skills stations that will challenge a player’s agility, ball control, endurance, and smart play-making decisions. Sports therapists from Spaulding will show players the methods to prepare for a long soccer season. This program is developed by the physical therapists who treat the New England Revolution.
“Spaulding and the Revolution Academy are proud to offer this clinic free to area youth soccer players. Our goal is to ensure younger players are properly training throughout the season.” said Jennifer Green, Physical Therapist for the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and the New England Revolution. “We want parents and coaches to gain an understanding of common injuries and how important receiving the right treatment can decrease the likely hood of an injury impacting an athlete later in life.”
Players will also have the opportunity to have pictures and autographs with the New England Revolution mascot Slyde. The clinic is free but spaces are limited. Participants must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org ForeKicks is located at 219 Forest Street in Marlboro.