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High School Football, Girls Basketball Have Most Severe Injuries: Study

Which high school sports pose the highest risk of severe injury?  Football leads the list, slightly more than wrestling and more than twice the rate in girls' basketball and girls' soccer.  The safest of the nine studied? Girls volleyball.

EduKick International Soccer Boarding School: A Mom's Perspective

Making the decision to send a child overseas can be tough, but as one mother found out, it could be one of the best decisions that you make.

Fran Stone made the decision to let her 15-year-old son, Jared, travel to England for six months, where he attended EduKick's half-year international soccer boarding school in Bolton, England.

Soccer Scoring Tips from EduKick International Soccer Camps

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." – Wayne Gretsky

Gretsky may have been a hockey player, but his quote about scoring goals is true in any sport, including soccer. A lot of students in our EduKick soccer camps and boarding schools start out with hesitation to shoot. We teach them to take advantage of every opportunity. If you never shoot, you'll never score.

Here are a few tips to help you make every shot count:

AYSO Convention Puts Spotlight On Player Development, Playing Time

For three days over Memorial Day weekend, it was my honor and sincere pleasure to be the keynote speaker and a guest observer and consultant at the 2009 National Annual General Meeting of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in Dallas, Texas. The majority of the more than 700 folks in attendance were regional commissioners-the true backbone of the AYSO. The AYSO has long been at the top of my list of best national youth sports organizations. They have the right values, mission statement and an amazing number of dedicated volunteers and staff.

International Soccer Boarding School Secrets: Pre-Game Tactics Pt. 1

A good pre-game routine is vital to playing a good soccer game. Unfortunately, many players don't know what they need to do, or they neglect to develop a good routine. Both mental and physical pre-game rituals are necessary to help you play your best.

Here are some of the tips and tactics our technical coaches use to keep soccer boarding school students in top shape.

Soccer boarding school tip: The night before

Landmark Week for Our EduKick Players and Families!

This landmark event kicked off with 17 soccer players arriving in Madrid from our international soccer boarding schools in England, France and Italy.

Concussion Return to Play Guidelines: Longer Recovery Time Needed, Says Doctor

If it was up to Dr. Lester Mayers, young athletes who suffer sports concussions would be not be allowed to return to play (RTP) for 4 to 6 weeks after injury, a significant departure from current concussion guidelines which allow RTP 1 to 2 weeks after an athlete's concussion signs and symptoms clear, both at rest and during exercise.

EduKick Soccer Boarding School Familes Compete for Alcalá De Henares Cup

This is a worldwide first. Never before has the EduKick family of soccer boarding school players from England, France, Italy, and Spain gone head-to-head in the same international soccer tournament.

Not only did we have EduKick Madrid returning to the Alcalá De Henares Cup to defend their champion title...

But for the first time, a team comprised of EduKick players from three different EduKick European boarding schools competed in the Alcalá De Henares Cup.

Soccer Headgear: Look for Headgear Meeting ASTM Standard

Soccer headgear may reduce injury risk from collision of head with hard surface (another head, ground, goalpost) but not from repeated heading of soccer ball.
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