Soccer Players: The Importance of Stretching

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soccer player stretching before soccer practice

soccer player stretching before soccer practice

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As a soccer player continues his or her development during the years of adolescence, maintaining vigorous stretching habits is a must before and after training. When a soccer player is injured, all they want to do is return to the field and play — if only they knew stretching could significantly minimize the risk of injuries…

Proper stretching allows players to sustain muscle strength and improve endurance — and handle the physical stress of repeated training and playing sessions.

Click here to read about the importance of stretching from an expert who is responsible for the professional players in the MLS —  John Gallucci Jr., MLS Medical Coordinator.