6 Steps to Follow If You Don’t Make a Soccer Team

What to do if you don't make a soccer team

Getting cut from a soccer tryout stings.

Every player feels anger, sadness, frustration, or all three emotions in the days, weeks, and months afterwards.

Getting cut from a team doesn’t have to negatively impact your career. This article covers the steps you should take after you don’t make a soccer team to turn a “failure” into a positive experience:

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How to Become Less Nervous Before a Soccer Game or Tryout

How to Become Less Nervous Before a Soccer Game or Tryout

Every player has gotten nervous before a tryout or game and many get nervous every time.

In my experience there are two types of players:

  1. Players that get nervous before playing but quickly become confident once they start playing. I’ve known players that stay calm under tough situations during games but throw up before every game.

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Soccer Injuries Guide

No matter how imune you think you are, you will get injured.  It is something that almost every soccer player will have to face at some point.  Never think you are alone when it happens.  I can’t give you any actual injury advice since I am not a doctor.  However, I will give you the most important part:  mental advice.

I have been injured many many times.  Most were just small injuries but some took me away from the game for more almost a year.  I know how bad it is to be injured.

Common Soccer Injuries List

Soccer can injure almost any part of the body.  However, here are some common injuries that you can look out for:

  • Knee:  Acl (very common amoung girls), miniscus, minor tears and brusing, tentinidus.  The knee will take punishment in soccer.  It is important to be strong there.
  • Ankle: Tentinidus, sprains, little injuries.  Luckily, the ankle doesn’t keep players out for very long for the most part.  However, the constant turning of it causes tentinidus in many players.
  • Groin:  Pulled or strained groin.  Make sure that you stretch the groin.  Suprisenly it is an overlooked stretch.
  • Hamsting:  Pulled or strained.  Hamstring is very painful and can caue a player to be out for a while.  It can be prevented as long as the hamstring is loose not tight.  You need to stretch this a ton.  This is probally one of the most stretched areas.

Injury Prevention

Stretch, stretch, stretch.  As a soccer player you have to be very flexible.  Stretch before often, expesially before games and practices.  You can make a stretching rotine that works commonly injured muscles.

You should also warm up before playing whether you are playing a game, at a practice, or practicing at home.  You should also make a good warm up rotiene that gets the body warmed up.

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How to Choose a Soccer Club Team

How to Choose a Soccer CLub Team

Choosing the right soccer club team is important. Your choice can be the difference between a great season and a poor one.

In this article we will cover the differences between recreational play and select (advanced players can skip this section) and some of the things you should consider when choosing a club.

Differences Between Rec and Select

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