WakeMed Tips for Success

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CASL's Health Partner, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, has provided CASL coaches with excellent resources for the season.  Below, you'll find soccer specific exercises and information for you and your team's benefit.  These QuickFit soccer goals are great tips for soccer success.

Balance

Improve body awareness, knee control and knee stability with these balance exercises from WakeMed Rehab.

Must-Have Vitamins & Minerals

Eating right helps you develop stamina, improve athletic performance and recover quicker from injury.  Check out this list of essential vitamins and minerals that can help your team stay fit!

Healthy Game Day Snacks

Making healthy choices between meals is just as important as eating three well-balanced meals each day.  On game day, remember to eat healthy snacks and bring lots of water to the soccer field.  Check out these suggestions from Julie Paul, registered dietitian, from WakeMed's Pediatric Diabetes Program.

Sports Nutrition: Making Healthy Choices on the Road

When traveling to a game, it can be hard to get proper nutrition on the road.  Check out this list of healthy snacks and wholesome food options to keep you fueled and ready to run at the starting whistle.

Road-Ready Stretches for the Traveling Team

On road trips, take a moment to move those muscles.  Prevent tightness and strain with these stretches that increase joint flexibility and muscle flexibility and improve blood circulation.

Warm-Up and Stretching Exercises

Prepare your muscles and joints for activity by warming-up and stretching before you play.  A warm-up routine increases blood-flow, raises the body's temperature and improves balance, flexibility, and coordination so you can play at your peak while avoiding injury.

Agility Drills

These sport specific exercises from WakeMed's Rehab physical therapists train the knee and ankle joints to deal with situations encountered in a game.  They improve jumping and landing techniques while building muscle strength and awareness of proper form.

Soccer Strength Training

These strength training exercises from WakeMed Rehab build muscles in the legs and core while improving stability in the knees, hips and ankles.

Proper Hydration

Want to perform your best? Drink up these healthy tips on proper hydration.