HEALTH
Links to Useful Resources for Our Parents & Players

Sleep

THIS IS WHAT TEENS DO WHEN THEY DON'T SLEEP (TIME Magazine, April 7, 2016)

SLEEP DURATION AND INJURY-RELATED RISK BEHAVIORS (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, April 8, 2016)

CHECKING SOCIAL MEDIA IS PROBABLY MESSING WITH YOUR SLEEP (sciencealert.com, January 29, 2016)

FIVE WAYS SLEEP IMPROVES ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE (Fatigue Science, September 23, 2015)

NEW AGE-SPECIFIC SLEEP RECOMMENDATIONATIONS (National Sleep Foundation, February 2, 2015)

BUILDING BETTER ATHLETES WITH MORE SLEEP (The Atlantic, November 4, 2014)

LACK OF SLEEP TIED TO TEEN SPORTS INJURIES (American Academy of Pediatrics, October 21, 2012)

 

Yoga  

FIVE REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD TRY YOGA (U.S. Olympic Committee, November 22, 2015)

YOGA HELPS SOCCER PLAYERS STAY MOBILE AND AGILE (ESPN's W, June 30, 2015)

FIVE WAYS YOGA CAN IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN YOUTH SPORTS (Youthletic.com)

 

Concussions 

WOMEN GET SPORTS CONCUSSIONS AT HIGHER RATES THAN MEN (FiveThirtyEight, May 17, 2016)

CONCUSSIONS AFFECT WOMEN MORE ADVERSELY THAN MEN (Scientific American, March 9, 2016)

U.S. SOCCER ROLLS OUT NEW RULES TO PREVENT KIDS' CONCUSSIONS (PBS, November 10, 2015) 

PLAYER SAFETY CAMPAIGN STATEMENT (U.S. Soccer Federation, November 2, 2015)

CONCUSSIONS CAN OCCUR IN ALL YOUTH SPORTS (The New York Times, August 24, 2015)

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) CONCUSSION RESOURCES

CDC FACT SHEET FOR ATHLETES

 

Nutrition 

2015-2020 DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, January 7, 2016)

ATHLETES GUIDE TO NUTRITION (TrueAP)

WHEN TO FEED YOUR ATHLETE CARBS, PROTEIN AND FATS (Youthletic.com)

THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BALANCE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

FOR ATHLETES, THE RISK OF TOO MUCH WATER (The New York Times, August 26, 2015)

 

Supplementary Training 

ACL INJURIES INCREASE AMONG CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS (American Academy of Pediatrics, October 23, 2015)

BASIC HOMEWORK WORKOUT (TrueAP)

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING HOMEWORK PACKET (TrueAP)