Message from the Coach
I would like to start off by telling you all how excited I am to get the season started and look forward to working with you to help us become the best team possible. Please read all of the information below and let me know if you have any questions.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about training and the upcoming season. My soccer email is my preferred method of communication but you may call me if you need to speak with me immediately.
Every player must have an updated, completed physical form before they are allowed to tryout or train with the team. PIAA physical forms can be found at www.piaa.org/resources/forms. Click on the PIAA CIPPE Forms to download and print the required forms.
Sports physicals can be performed by your family doctor or Dr. Sing, who performs sports physicals for Springfield High School. Please find open dates and times below.
166 Saxer Ave
Springfield, Pa 19064
Tuesday July 11th or Tuesday July 18th between 9:00am and 12:00pm. No Appointment necessary. $20 cash only! You must bring the PIAA forms with you at the time of the physical.
The old saying: “You are what you eat,” is very true. As an athlete, you have a responsibility to yourself and the team to take care of your body. Here are some tips to help keep your body and mind functioning well during the season.
Food: Eat healthy. Fruits, vegetables, etc… Stay away from fast food. Your body needs good energy to operate at a high level. Eating right gives you more energy and in turn helps you keep your mind operating better also. Make sure you eat before practices and games. Not too much, but something to give your body fuel to work with. Also, eat with enough time before the practice to let it settle in. Especially during preseason, make sure you eat plenty as your body will be working very hard.
Fluids: Make sure you keep your body hydrated. Drink plenty of water before, during and after practice and games. Water is the best thing for you. Stay away from soda and tea cooler. They break your body down. Water, Gatorade, and natural juices are the best thing.
Rest: Getting enough rest before and after practices will be a key. Your body needs time to recuperate, and rest/sleep is when it works its best. Get to bed the night before at a decent time.
Hygiene: Keep yourself clean and as dry as possible. After practice take a quick shower and get into clean-dry clothes. This will help keep your body from adopting any unwanted fungi! Bring a change of clothes to wear after practice, sandals, etc…
Preventing Injuries: Ice soreness after practice. Make sure your coach is aware of any problems you are having. Make sure you see the trainer at the beginning of the sense of an oncoming injury so that we can help prevent it from putting you out of commission. It is so important to pay attention to all of the above. You may feel fine now, but over time, with all the hard work and intensity of the season, your body will break down if you don’t take care of it.